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.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Jamie!!! Jamie is our granddaughter in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky… Today my Mother would have been 94. Happy Birthday Mom, I sure miss you…
I woke up feeling better this morning… I hosted the DASNI chat, picked up around the house, took care of the house plants, and brushed the dogs… Dave shampooed the carpets… There was an article in the Tinker Take Off last week that featured our son David. If you would like to read it here is the link to it.
Here is a link to Chip Gerber’s obituary:

Martha and Larry in TN called and I took care of some business on the phone… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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