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.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Robert!!! Robert is our friend in San Antonio, Texas…
Today is the first day of summer. It has felt like summer all month here. Today it is in the 90’s… I have cleaned the bathrooms, did two loads of laundry and fixed supper… I watched a DVD “Crazy Heart.” Dave has been taking an online driving test for AARP to get a little discount on our car insurance… I have been trying to talk Dave into getting flood insurance… Last night I watched Dave, Kenny, and Kathy playing in the pool. I couldn’t get in because I have a wound on my leg… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Post a Comment

<< Home