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.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Last night's post. Internet was down.

Kenny came to get me today and told me to put on my jeans that he wanted to show me something. So I did as I was told and got on the four-wheeler and with Dave on a four-wheeler and Kenny and Kathy on a motorcycle we went into the woods to see the five acres Kenny and Kathy just bought. He is connected to Kenny and Kathy’s acreage now and also to ours. They now have fifteen acres on their Lockhart Ranch and it is real nice… A friend ask me to post this link to my blog. Dave finished cleaning the garage without any supervision from me. I was busy chatting with my DASNI friends… I went up and visited with Kathy and we watched the guys fly their planes. She gave us some home made salsa that she had made. Then she came down and we watched “Baby Mama”… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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