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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recommended thread PLEASE READ: the 'Support' forum has closed

    Hi everyone, We've made some changes to Talking Point.To read more about what's different and why, please click here. We've closed the 'Support for people with dementia and their carers' forum, so you won't be able start any new discussions here. To see a list of our forums and start a...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 24-07-2013 03:41 PM
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  2. Question Sticky Thread Sticky: Could you be part of the Talking Point team?

    Talking Point is growing, and we are on the lookout for new volunteers to help support the forum. Volunteers are key to the successful operation of Talking Point: we could not run the service without our dedicated teams of Hosts and Moderators. If you think you might like to be part of the...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 25-01-2013 02:37 PM
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  1. Annoying Neighbours!

    Just a rant really! We live in a quiet cul de sac and there are a fair few oldies who live in it too, infact there are 4 couples under the age of 40 (40 is not old! I'm nearly there), a 40 something couple, a 50 something couple then the rest of the residents are 70+. Last night a relatively...

    Started by Shash7677‎, 19-01-2013 11:16 AM
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  2. Smile Hi....new to site.

    Just reading through threads at moment. :)

    Started by RoseMay05‎, 20-01-2013 04:16 PM
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  3. Question Take Mum's House key with me too....

    Whenever i go on a night out?? JUST INCASE and who knows sadly she may decide unlock the door and wander when i am out on a night out??. Mum is Sundowning FIRMLY at the moment:( she is convinced we stay in another house, wanting to go home tommorow, agitated etc and im just being calm and...

    Started by worriedson1‎, 20-01-2013 08:09 PM
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  4. Grandma died and I feel nothing

    My Grandma died today and I feel nothing at all - I am genuinely starting to wonder whether I am some sort of a sociopath. She had dementia for twenty odd years, and her fair share of maladies and bereavement before that. A sad life, and one I suspect what true self remained in her was happy to...

    Started by Miss Merlot‎, 20-01-2013 01:10 PM
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  5. Ingrate!!

    No so much a dementia related rant but a character one today (yes I know I know the two are intertwined)... MIL - always somewhat spoilt, selfish and ungrateful - has recently upped her demanding behaviour, and has taken to throwing tantrums and hanging up the phone on OH in a huff when he won't...

    Started by Miss Merlot‎, 17-01-2013 05:11 PM
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  6. Moving Home

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and have a mother with vascular dementia that was upgraded to Altzhimers last November. My mother still lives on her own and I'm her carer and go out to here every day. She lives 2 miles from the nearest bus stop/me and tonight she phoned me saying she wanted to move into...

    Started by Arell‎, 20-01-2013 10:23 PM
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    20-01-2013, 10:31 PM
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  7. Can't? Or won't?

    My mum (84) had a carer breakdown and spent time in psychiatric care after looking after my 85 year old dad (dementia) and is now trying to recover from depression and anxiety problems while dad is in residential care. Its a rocky road - we have bad days, and some better - rarely a good day here...

    Started by kingmidas1962‎, 19-01-2013 08:14 PM
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  8. Mum took a tumble

    Mum has had a fall, nobody saw her fall in her CH but she was clearly in a lot of pain so I was called to take her to A+E. There followed a fun 9 hour marathon. At first the x-rays showed no fractures then when reviewed a minor Pubis Rami? fracture was seen. The doc said no treatment would be...

    Started by Finn‎, 19-01-2013 09:43 PM
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  9. Time!

    Mum has completely lost the ability to understand time. Is this common? How do you deal with it? If I tell her the carer will come at 5.30pm, she thinks the 5.30 is money. If I write 5.30pm on a piece of paper, she can't understand why that isn't the time now (she rings me endlessly when she is...

    Started by fiver‎, 18-01-2013 10:44 PM
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  10. My Dad

    Not sure what to say but my Dad has had undiagnosed dementia since a stroke 5 years ago, all of a sudden he has gone drastically downhill, he cant seem to do anything, he does not want to wash, he takes ages to eat, he says nothing works (razor, toothbrush, keys etc) and he is having trouble...

    Started by Bex2312‎, 20-01-2013 06:50 PM
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  11. Dad

    Hello, I am new to this....

    Started by Bex2312‎, 20-01-2013 07:25 PM
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  12. Why Doesn't Anyone Listen To Me?

    Hi Everyone! I'm feeling really down at the moment and would love to have some of your thoughts on this: I'm supporting my parents (mum has dementia) I have like so many of you, literally, given up my life to help my parents. My dad sadly, has almost always, put other's before his family...

    Started by Pinkie2013‎, 18-01-2013 12:54 PM
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  13. Poa

    Can anyone tell me if I can register now a Power f Attorney (Health etc,) we already have a POA for financial etc., ). The fact is, although it was signed by my husband at the time, we did not register it. (2008) Could I now register it, although it is dated in 2008. Be very grateful for...

    Started by petromany‎, 20-01-2013 12:02 AM
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  14. Snow joke..........................

    I like many carers have HAD TO GO OUT this morning despite the snow. My heart sunk when I opened the curtains to see it tumbling down and it has not paused for a breath since that time. Had 1/2 a cup of tea, threw yesterdays clothes on (clean undies though) and off I went. Actually made it...

    Started by SWMBO1950‎, 20-01-2013 01:29 PM
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  15. With the right teaching, can dementia patients relearn some of their old skills?

    In one of the threads here, I read that dementia patients can't learn new things. Obviously, it must be much more difficult for them (given the mental short-circuits created by dead and damaged brain cells). Surely, though, some learning must be possible, just as it is in head injury cases? ...

    Started by AlsoConfused‎, 21-11-2010 05:59 PM
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  16. Outside in the snow!

    Just got back from Dads. Telecare called me at 4.15am to say the Police were with Dad as someone had found him outside his bungalow, He'd fallen over in the snow and couldn't get up. When I arrived, he was sitting on his chair, the Police had left him in wet clothes, but at least they'd covered...

    Started by leedsfan‎, 19-01-2013 08:10 AM
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  17. mementine withdrawals symptons

    Can any body help if they have been through the same my mother had been on mementine for over 15 months and was doing reasonably well on them but her consultant told us to stop them straight away for unrelated medical issues instead of weaning her off of them he told us to do it in one go It is...

    Started by tessjade‎, 20-01-2013 01:24 PM
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  18. Threatening to commit suicide if moved to a nursing home.

    Hello everyone, It's my first time here, I would like to thank you all for this amazing forum, finally I feel that we are not alone... My 82 year old gran has Alzheimer's, it started off roughly 6 years ago. For the past 12 years she lives with us (meaning: my parents; myself and my husband...

    Started by para.cetamol‎, 20-01-2013 07:30 AM
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  19. Attila The Stockbroker about his mum

    My hubby went to see Attila yesterday and 'Attila' read this poem with tears in his eyes, about his mum who had Alzheimer's. I'm glad I wasn't there as I just read it and cried my eyes out. http://attilathestockbroker.com/long-goodbye.html

    Started by Soobee‎, 20-01-2013 12:19 PM
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  20. Care home choices - need some assistance

    My mother in Law has Dementia and my father in law is struggling to cope(just to add to the fun he is registered blind and is going deaf) We need to find a home for her but are unsure around the financing elements as we know that from an asset point of view she will be "self funding". If she...

    Started by mondibongo‎, 19-01-2013 11:24 PM
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  21. Scared Mum will try & go to Scotland

    Hi, I haven't posted for a while because life has been 'bimbling' along. I'll remind you of my circumstances; Dad has a terminal brain tumour, this has grown & he's about to start a 2nd line chemotherapy regime, we think he only has a few months left. Mum has as yet undiagnosed dementia, she...

    Started by Couplano‎, 20-01-2013 10:33 AM
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  22. the quality of nursing care

    my mum has been in EMI nursing care for 5 years now and despite my many attempts to improve the quality of her life I have failed her. She really does not fit in there but the medics thinks she should be there. her life there, when we are not with her is a nightmare. she is active, intelligent,...

    Started by Brendag‎, 19-01-2013 03:20 PM
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  23. Well Done Home Care Agency

    Having moaned about MIL's home care often enough on here, I thought I'd better give some praise where it's due. The weather here has been pretty awful since Friday morning which started with heavy snow. The Agency have contingency plans for this kind of weather which, inevitably, don't always...

    Started by PeggySmith‎, 20-01-2013 10:22 AM
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  24. it is just so sad.

    I have finally come to terms with the fact that my husband does not recognise this house as his home. It does not seem to upset him much, and that is the thing I find the saddest, that " our home" does not seem to mean anything to him. I should be glad he is not upset as he doesn't...

    Started by rajahh‎, 19-01-2013 10:25 AM
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  25. worry, guilt and sadness

    A little bit of background .my mum is 79 and has Alzheimer's i am her main carer .she lives alone with two care visits a day and me spending most evenings and weekends with her.My mum is very gentle and undemanding but extremely vulnerable.Mum spent two weeks in hospital with a chest infection and...

    Started by rafferty‎, 19-01-2013 08:10 PM
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