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, January 04, 2009

Neither Dave nor I got much sleep last night. We are trying to teach Mindy to sleep in a crate like Shiloh and Karmelita do. Mindy has never slept in a crate before. She was very playful today, went outside to potty, and Shiloh has warmed up to her. Karmelita is getting so old she could care less about a new puppy. We love our dogs… Kathy came down with the coat she made for Mindy and Mindy is very appreciative of it because it is quite cold here… I attended church services on television, hosted the DASNI chat at and watched a movie “The Children’s Hour… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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