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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. Sent to A&E is this acceptable?

    My mum who is 76 with severe AZ/VasD moved into residential care 5 weeks ago following a 5 month stay in an assessment unit has been receiving treatment for a pressure sore on her bottom. The carers couldn't understand how she had managed to get this as she seldom stays still enough to acquire a...

    Started by CathT‎, 26-08-2011 11:42 PM
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  2. beginning to really hate mum

    She's been living with us for 5 months now. Even though we have a carer come in twice a week for 4 hrs, its not enough and after our one successful day at day care I want her to go at least once a week now (actually, Id like it to be 2 days per week), so that i can have my life back. All I do...

    Started by Farmergirl‎, 14-08-2011 10:13 AM
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  3. Alternative treatment

    Dear All, I wonder if you can share with me any alternative treatments/therapies that have worked well for someone with alzheimer's ? Many thanks

    Started by sunshine12‎, 27-08-2011 03:34 PM
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    27-08-2011, 05:44 PM
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  4. Doctors

    Dear All, I wonder if anyone could share with me any doctors/consultants who they have found very good in the consultation and ongoing care of the patient with alzheimers in the essex area? Many thanks

    Started by sunshine12‎, 27-08-2011 03:32 PM
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  5. Looking after mum

    After my dad died in 2009 we finally had mum diagnosed with dementia - dad had hidden the fact of how bad mum was. We knew that there were problems but dad adored my mum. When dad died mum didn't realise what had happened, she cried but then spoke about dad upstairs in the bedroom and that he would...

    Started by Pammy0‎, 24-08-2011 08:18 PM
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    27-08-2011, 05:26 PM
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  6. Court of Protection : Guarantee Bond

    I have almost been appointed as a Deputy for my Mother. Before the appointment is final, I am told by the Court of Protection that I must buy a "Guarantee Bond" with AVIVA Insurance. This, I think, protects my Mother against any financial loss, if I fail to carry out my Deputyship duties. But I...

    Started by Kleg‎, 26-08-2011 06:26 PM
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    27-08-2011, 04:31 PM
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  7. Free NHS care for all Alzheimers patients

    My late father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease but was refused NHS funded care The Ombudsman upheld my complaint that 'the eligibility criteria were more restrictive than National Guidance allowed' It thus follows that any patient suffering from Alzheimer's etc. who has been...

    Started by Esquires‎, 20-07-2003 12:21 PM
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    27-08-2011, 04:20 PM
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  8. Merle

    I am desperate for respite which is available if I could get my husband to agree. He was diagnosed with Alzheimers over three years ago but still will not acknowledge there is anything wrong with him - just short-term memory loss which is "normal" at his age (83) - consequently, why should he go...

    Started by Merle‎, 26-08-2011 05:41 PM
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    27-08-2011, 03:29 PM
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  9. Only just finding out after 9 months

    Just found out Thursday that my Nan was diagnosed 6-9 months ago but we didn't know properly as her recently ex partner hadn't told us, he had consistently said it was "short term memory loss". Only 3 weeks ago when Nan asked us to get him to leave did we find out she hadn't been getting her...

    Started by peg_leg5152‎, 27-08-2011 01:52 AM
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    27-08-2011, 10:36 AM
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  10. M r i scan .............. Absolutely awful day!!!

    I just joined here yesterday. I was wondering if anyone could help me so i dont have a repeat of the awful scan day I had earlier this year. I can cope fine being a carer most of the time but get stressed during hospital appts. MRI scan date was offered. Ambulance was scheduled to turn up...

    Started by frazzled1‎, 26-08-2011 02:08 PM
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    27-08-2011, 09:58 AM
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  11. Mum diagnosed 1 hour ago

    Hi As some of you may know I made a secret appt to get mum checked at gp today - she thought she was going to gp about her sore arm. Anyway, I have just phoned her and she was upset. The doc did a memory test and told her she has dementia. I knew this already but I guess having it confirmed is...

    Started by linda1scot‎, 26-08-2011 11:46 AM
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    27-08-2011, 09:42 AM
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  12. Unhappy Advice Please

    Had a really difficult week with mum as she has started wandering insisting she is going home or to work. She even hit one of her oldest friends to get out of house. She was suppose to be in respite for two weeks but demanded home last friday and when i asked them to phone doc they eventually did...

    Started by Emer‎, 26-08-2011 10:26 PM
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    27-08-2011, 09:27 AM
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  13. Tired of putting on an upbeat act

    Feel I have a duty to 'cheer mum up' all the time as, while not realising her full diagnosis or its implications, she often seems down and (obviously) confused. So I try to breeze in and be chatty each time, trying to chat about normal things and not about her problems, etc. But sometimes it is so...

    Started by reno‎, 26-08-2011 10:59 PM
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  14. Inheritance Tax

    I wonder if you good people could help me please. My brother and I have recently been granted Power of Attorney for our father’s finances. Dad is in his 90s and has Alzheimer’s. Having looked at his bank accounts and savings it is possible that, with the value of the house, his assets at death...

    Started by uselessdaughter‎, 19-08-2011 12:48 PM
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    26-08-2011, 11:00 PM
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  15. My George has passed away

    This morning at 2.30 I recieved a phone call to say George had passed away. Ive sat with him all night but why did he die alone and without me. This was the final kick in the teeth from this dreadful desease. I miss him so much and it took him when I wasn't there.

    Started by willsar‎, 16-08-2011 08:12 AM
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  16. three weeks today

    Hi Its three weeks today since my darling mum passed away. My aunt and uncle travelled from the usa for mum's funeral and stayed with me untill yesterday when they returned home.Since mum died i have not been able to grieve and kept strong for my family.At times i felt i was like a volcano ready...

    Started by shauna‎, 26-08-2011 12:20 AM
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  17. Standing up for Mum.

    Well mum tranfered from hospital to Nursing Home , which I feel more confident with. Tc after 2 hours from the Home . Mum has come from the hospital with no nightwear whatsoever?? This despite us taking all her best warm nighties and dressing gowns, so she would look half decent on the ward. She...

    Started by tinkerbell2011‎, 26-08-2011 07:04 PM
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    26-08-2011, 08:53 PM
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  18. Aggreession to non-carers

    I am new to the forum and apoligise if this is a repeat of a previous thread. My mum has Alzheimers and was physically aggressive with me (main carer) at the beginning of the year but this was put down to a water infection. She has not been physically aggressive with me since although she does...

    Started by obione‎, 21-08-2011 08:26 PM
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  19. Court Of Protection?

    Hi All, I've been told by my dads SW that I need to register my POA with the Court Of Protection, can anyone tell me why? From what I've read the C of P only gets involved when a POA has not been registered, does anyone know if this correct. Also, all the organisations that I've had to contact...

    Started by mikewhitt‎, 26-08-2011 06:15 PM
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    26-08-2011, 07:09 PM
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  20. End of life query

    Hello, I have just joined. My Mum has dementia but is in Spain where my step-father is her carer. She has had a number of other health problems for which various doctors have prescribed a variety of drugs. She took a devastating turn for the worse on Sunday and was rushed to hospital and then...

    Started by lorri‎, 26-08-2011 10:33 AM
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    26-08-2011, 05:21 PM
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  21. Factors affecting the outcome of carers assessment

    Hi all, We were due to have a carers assessment last week but had to cancel because my husband was taken into hospital, there for a few days and having to go back in shortly. We are now rescheduled for Wednesday and I want to be prepared. We have been caring 24/7 for my MIL for over 10 years...

    Started by Coletta‎, 22-08-2011 07:09 PM
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  22. hi everyone, just joined!!!!!

    not sure what to say long have you got?? Been a carer(cancer) for about 20 years (the last 10 were horrendous but we all did our best both grannies rest in peace..) a carer...dementia...I cope o.k. most of the time because I am carer to grandparent with early stage of...

    Started by frazzled1‎, 25-08-2011 08:58 PM
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  23. perseveration, repeatedly, repeatedly, asking question, asking "why"| I need relief

    I have been mining the Internet for real life ways to get relief from and stopping endless repetition of broken conversations and questions. There are numerous sites offering diagnostics of the causes of this unusual behavior when someone has Alzheimer's repeats repeats repeats and goes on for...

    Started by DLM‎, 25-08-2011 06:54 PM
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  24. Not good news

    Mum had appointment at the MND clinic today I had a few questions to ask as we were told by cpn that dementia was a known side affect of MND the consultant said that research had found that a lot of people with MND suffered from Frontotemporal dementia but a lot more research is needed we have read...

    Started by larivy‎, 24-08-2011 10:44 PM
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  25. Carry on...................holidaying!!!!!!!!! *****holiday reviews*****

    Hiya everyone!!!! For those of you fortunate enough to be in a position to be able to take a holiday with the person you are caring was your holiday??? (for everyone with lots of young children/babies in tow also.......this could be a trick question l.o.l.!! Is it REALLY a holiday?? ...

    Started by frazzled1‎, 26-08-2011 10:34 AM
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