Mary's Place

A web page about the life of a lady who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Location: Piedmont, Oklahoma, United States

I live in Piedmont, OK, with my Husband of 50 years who has been very supportive. We have 2 sons,David and Kenny, 6 grandkids, and 6 great grandkids. I enjoy feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Before I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I ran a Licensed Day Care Home for Infants for 15 years. I noticed I wasn't able to remember important things and having problems with my speech. I was experiencing severe headaches. I would get lost. I didn't know how to use the computer. At the age of 55, I told my doctor. I was sent for an MRI. which showed a large amount of shrinkage. I went to a neurologist who sent me for two days of testing. I was diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer's type. My husband and I were both in shock. I had to give up my job. I went to see a social worker. I've taken Aricept for 11 years. I can now use the computer and even do this web page. I also host a chat room for dementia patients. This is a very lonely disease. I don't want anyone to feel as lonely as I did when I was diagnosed (I thought I was the only one over 50 that had Alzheimer's). In 2006 I started taking Namenda. Also I was told I have a mixed dementia, Alzheimer's/Vascular.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Happy Anniversary Honey!!! Today is our 47th anniversary. 47 years and we have never had an argument. LOL. We are going to Eddy’s Steak and Seafood place to eat tonight. Alfred and Martha will be joining us… Yeah OU!!! Oklahoma beat Miami 51/13… Tomorrow our Grandson Josh will be getting baptized… Please keep Dewey, our brother-in-law in Clemmons, North Carolina in your prayers, he apparently has lung cancer… Please keep our friend Martha in your prayers. She is having knee replacement surgery on Monday... This will be my last entry for a while but I will be back… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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