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.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Thanks to Aralee in Texas for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book… I wasn’t very happy with the football game last night. I will get over it, can’t win them all… I went to the DASNI chat and did laundry. Tonight is the Dr. Mitch chat so I will host that in the Dr. Mitch’s chat room at We went to town to pick up my prescription at Wal Mart. For some reason the call into the pharmacy didn’t go through yesterday. So Dave called the doctor’s office and they resent it this morning. When we went to the pharmacy to pick it up they still didn’t have it. GRRRRR… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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