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, May 06, 2010

Dave gave the four dogs a bath this morning. Then Dave and I took a bath and we even took our car in for a bath. So we are all clean… I went to the chiropractor. She gave me a treatment and the past two days she is has been using ice and hooking me up to some kind of wires… We went to the credit union and then got groceries. We stopped and picked up Subway sandwiches for supper… I still need to ride the bike; I have done all the other exercises that I am supposed to do… Tonight is Dr. Mitch’s chat at in the Dr. Mitch’s chat room… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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