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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. Care home

    My Mum has been diagnosed with Lewys Body Dementia. She has deteriorated over the last four months and now needs help to walk unless in the house and can take four hours to get ready in the morning, we have a carer going in mon-fri two hours a day. She has a partner but he works full time and has...

    Started by Canarylilac‎, 19-11-2012 09:57 PM
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  2. 2 hours of hell

    wELL i GUESS 2 HOURS OF HELL ARE NOT AS BAD AS SOME OF YOU FELLOW CARERS HAVE! Pete has this evening experienced some bad times. He thought the TV/Radio was speaking to him.He also thought there was a person in the house who would harm him.Don't know if that is the bi-polar or AD. It was...

    Started by LYN T‎, 23-11-2012 11:08 PM
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    24-11-2012, 01:07 AM
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  3. Yesterday and today.

    Well, another appt with another doctor yesterday and I came home ready to swim in vodka! I didn't (impressed with myself lol), I've decided to try a different tac. A couple of dr's have told hubby that due to his response to arricept (they haven't seen the like apparently) that he should keep his...

    Started by big-mama‎, 22-11-2012 11:34 AM
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  4. Best interest meeting out come

    Hi all, had BIM today at the nursing home, the doctor was to attend between 11.30am and 1pm he eventually arrived at 2.10pm, i was not a happy camper. we discussed the dreaded DNR, it was explained to my FIL and when asked he turned around and said it was up to me what was to happen, so i...

    Started by jan1962‎, 22-11-2012 09:06 PM
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    23-11-2012, 10:14 PM
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  5. I'm a new member of forum needing advice

    Hi all, I've just joined after me and my sister have had long chat on the phone about our mum. She is 87 and in a psychiatric unit with what seems to have been sudden onset dementia- it's hard to know how long for because we think our dad was hiding it from us. Anyway she is in a really bad way,...

    Started by heathensister‎, 21-11-2012 09:41 PM
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    23-11-2012, 09:33 PM
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  6. Stuck!

    Hi everyone, I hope your weekend has gone as well as possible. I'm living at my parent's house with my granny (who has vascular dementia) this year because I'm on a leave of absence from university for outpatient hospital treatment. Both my parents work and during the week I feel very stuck...

    Started by Lisa74‎, 18-11-2012 11:29 PM
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    23-11-2012, 08:09 PM
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  7. New member looking for advice

    Hi My Mum is 84 and was diagnosed with Alzhiemers about two years ago. She still lives alone and doesn't admit to haveing anything wrong except for a bad memory. She is getting worse and I am now tackeling the problem of her acceptimg help from a carer on a daily bases. Mum has started filling...

    Started by Poohbear‎, 22-11-2012 12:10 PM
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    23-11-2012, 07:28 PM
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  8. feeling isolated

    ive been looking at this site for a while but too nervous to write anything but i think i have actually found people who 'know how i feel' i dont want or need pity just someone who understands that life isnt normal anymore, my husband was diagnosed with ftd at the start of the year i have accepted...

    Started by jackwilson‎, 20-11-2012 06:10 PM
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  9. Question "Carer Breakdown " ...... Questions

    Hello Everybody , Dad has Moderate Dementia & Mum is the "main Carer " ( Dad is at Home & is on Aricept ) Live near them :) & Support / Care as much as I can . Once a week go & have a evening meal with them :) This Week Mum seemed very stressed (with me ) she was asking about my day &...

    Started by grove‎, 21-11-2012 10:26 PM
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  10. Visit to Mum

    As I live away and have difficulty in travelling I can finally say we travelled down on Tuesday to Kent to see Mum in the Residential Home. She is 92 and has VD. We arrived with loads of Christmas presents for staff and Mum and was shown to Mum's room where she was sat on the bed with one of...

    Started by Pottingshed50‎, 22-11-2012 03:10 PM
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    23-11-2012, 05:05 PM
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  11. things missing from house

    Both my parents were diagnosed with dementia in 2010, and after my mother refused to go into residential care, they went home with 24/7 carers at home. My mother died in August, and my Dad is currently in hospital. I had quite a distant relationship with them and I don't live nearby so have visited...

    Started by branwen‎, 20-11-2012 11:10 PM
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    23-11-2012, 04:48 PM
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  12. Red face New to this ...

    Hi , My dear dad got properly diagnosed about 6 months ago but it's been obvious for a long time . His wife left him and he now lives alone with of course support and a carer . He says the same 3 story's all the time and can't join in in conversation , he use to be life and soul of the party ....

    Started by Meatball1‎, 22-11-2012 10:34 PM
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  13. Epa

    Mum and dad drew up EPAs a few years ago. Mum is now in residential care and does not have "capacity" , I think that's the phrase. We are putting the papers before the court but the solicitor says certain papers must be given to mum. This could cause so much distress. ( it could also go off without...

    Started by annie1011‎, 20-11-2012 09:47 PM
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    23-11-2012, 10:35 AM
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  14. First time on this forum

    Hello All So glad to have found this forum as I can see it is a valuable mine of support and practical advice. My story is that my husband (65) has recently been diagnosed with AD following CT and Spect scan. He scores so highly on mini mental type tests that as yet he is not on Aricept and...

    Started by 2ndAlto‎, 23-11-2012 08:37 AM
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    23-11-2012, 09:42 AM
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  15. Madman or Zombie ?????????????

    Hi All OH went into care home just four weeks ago unhappy and complaining he was imprisoned. Didn't settle at all and I had many calls day and night so I could reassure him I was still here and knew where he was. He pushed another resident over and became aggresive to the nurses and eventually went...

    Started by hectoress‎, 23-11-2012 05:05 AM
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    23-11-2012, 09:13 AM
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  16. Just to say hi

    Hi all, I finally decided to register having used the site and reading posts here for the last six months or so. I've laughed and cried at peoples posts but most importantly realised that my Dad is not so different, that I am not the only one that gets things wrong, that loses his patience! I have...

    Started by Kens lad‎, 22-11-2012 03:27 AM
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  17. How long?

    My MIL was diagnosed almost two years ago. She's on aricept and something else which I don't know the name of. She has good days and bad days and her memory has declined but she is still at home and as fine as she can be. I know the answer will be 'how long is a piece of string' but is there a...

    Started by Mrs W‎, 22-11-2012 09:12 PM
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  18. Four days away and now this.

    Just got home last night after a break away with OH. Dad in CH for three weeks (respite), will be returning to his home in 2 days time with extra care package. Phoned my brother to see how Dad had been whilst we have been away. He admitted that he had taken some money out of Dads bank a/c and...

    Started by leedsfan‎, 15-11-2012 06:22 AM
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  19. Bereavement early

    Hi everyone, This is my first time on here or on any type of forum so please forgive me if I get this all wrong. I can find posts regarding bereavement post loss of a loved one but I have another query which probably makes me a bit odd. My dad got diagnosed with AD when he was 70. He is now...

    Started by kitty351‎, 22-11-2012 07:09 PM
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    23-11-2012, 02:02 AM
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  20. Advice Needed Please about Mother's Family

    This is a pesky problem that's been preying on my mind for a while. My mother's sister is not aware of my mom's dementia. My aunt is a mean and toxic person, having said and done a lot of hurtful things to my mother. Before the illness, my mother told her that she didn't want to talk to her...

    Started by 21citrouilles‎, 21-11-2012 02:57 AM
    harrassment, invasive family, phone calls, toxic sister
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  21. Angry

    I feel so angry today !! This illness has taken away my partner, my companion, my social life,my zest for life!! I love my partner very much but there is so little left of the man that was!! I spend so much time now concentrating on him that I find I am losing touch with the outside world - news,...

    Started by Mufti‎, 20-11-2012 08:26 PM
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  22. Mum how much can I take

    My mums in a care home dementia Can't walk has fits now a mini stoke Got a call today 3.45am mums on her way to hospital Had another fit and a mini stroke She's 87 I don't want to lose her Mums a fighter I love her i tell her every visit she seems to dismiss it I don't care I'm telling her I...

    Started by Eddgreen‎, 22-11-2012 09:43 PM
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  23. I am still here, just!

    Firstly I apologise for disappearing off the face of the earth, I have been reading and keeping up with your posts but I have run out of steam for readable replies. If you want to keep reading you may need to make a coffee and take a seat! I really appreciate all the PMs and support you have...

    Started by nellbelles‎, 22-11-2012 12:03 AM
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  24. Sunday was a very good day.

    Sunday was a very good day, no problems with breakfast and taking meds. No problem with washing, dressing and washing hair, other than the usual'my back aches'. Dinner, POrk Chop, roast tatties, sprouts etc, CLEAN PLATE!!!, even asked for afters. But its gone down hill from there. Didn't like...

    Started by daddykins‎, 20-11-2012 09:21 PM
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  25. Exclamation Mum Knocked out one of her teeth Tonight..

    I was downstairs in the living room and heard her walking about upstair and coming down the stair and she was laughing and showed me her mouth and she had knocked one of her teeth out!!! and she had a little hankie dabbing her gum which was a tiny bit of blood nd she was grinning and said she was...

    Started by worriedson1‎, 21-11-2012 12:43 AM
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