Mary Lockhart

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Location Piedmont, Oklahoma, United States
Introduction 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.
Interests I enjoy spending time with my family, vegetable and flower gardening, watching the birds, beautiful sunsets, traveling with my husband in our motor home.
Favorite Movies The Notebook, Oklahoma, Shrek, Finding Nemo
Favorite Music Gaither's Gospel Music, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, and Neil Diamond
Favorite Books Show Me The Way To Go Home, Just Love Me, Where Will I Go When I Die, Young Hope, Who Will I Be when I Die, Dancing With Dementia, Larry's Way, and Living in the Labyrinth

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