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Forum: ARCHIVE FORUM: Support for people with dementia and their carers

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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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    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. Stair lift

    Well, the Social Circuses OT has been out, and despite what the NHS OT said, they aren't going to fund one. Oh she needs one they say but as I can get her up and down, they wont fund it. I tried SSAFA and RBL but they wont fund stuff that is the responsibility of the Local Authority. We already...

    Started by simonphillips‎, 10-08-2011 05:08 PM
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  2. Social Work assessment

    I just had an assessment done by social work on the back of the carers assessment that was done last week. This time the social worker was the one allocated to mum. What a lovely lady and so understanding. She said that we are in desperate need of respite and that she feels that we need a...

    Started by mudge‎, 09-08-2011 12:46 PM
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    10-08-2011, 06:42 PM
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  3. Carer support at home - Direct Payments - Two queries

    Hello folks, Looking for a bit of advice concerning care support at home and direct payments. My father when he gets home from hospital will be living with myself but I'll require some additional carer support. Edinburgh Social Services and the NHS trust have assessed my dad and some support...

    Started by redcardinal‎, 08-08-2011 05:14 PM
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    10-08-2011, 05:53 PM
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  4. Bad day but dont know why?

    just a bad day, dont know why really Mum is at present in a step down bed at a resdiential home, staff are amazing it is friendly, clean and Mum is as happy and relaxed as it is possible for her to be. my input has now dropped to a visit every day and home with us for tea two or three times a week....

    Started by alipom‎, 08-08-2011 07:41 PM
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    10-08-2011, 03:06 PM
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  5. Damage caused by Nana in Care Home

    Hi there this is my first time on talking point so here goes. My husbands Nana has been in a local care home for appx 4 months. She has Dementia and is therefore in a unit to cater for her needs. At around 5.30 one morning she wandered out of her room to the lounge and for whatever reason she...

    Started by ozzylou‎, 06-08-2011 07:50 AM
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  6. Mum seems tired

    Hi, just thought I'd update on how Mum is... Sorry I haven't been around much, I've been a bit up and down. I decided yesterday I was going to see Mum without my wig for the first time since I had chemo. My hair is about an inch long now and I do look a bit severe but the wig is so hot & it was the...

    Started by piedwarbler‎, 09-08-2011 08:50 AM
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    09-08-2011, 11:05 PM
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  7. How does POA Health work?

    Hi, I've just registered having looked at the site on and off for the last few months. My 87 year old MIL has finally been diagnosed with mixed VaD and AD but we have been aware of her memory problems for a few years. FIL died Jan 2010 and MIL is now struggling to cope on her own although...

    Started by Frisby‎, 09-08-2011 02:58 PM
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    09-08-2011, 10:30 PM
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  8. Unhappy My Dad

    My 80 yr old dad, has managed to live alone with Alheimers for approx 3 years. He has been in hospital for 4 weeks after fracturing his pelvis and has gone downhill a fair bit. He is a lot more confused now and we have been advised by a social worker that he really needs full time care as he...

    Started by tlp‎, 09-08-2011 05:45 PM
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    09-08-2011, 08:25 PM
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  9. They can't take that away from me

    Hi would TPs be kind enough to click on this link and like the page please? It will all help with the book They Can't take that away from me, which of course proceeds of which will go to The Alz Society. If you could like it and even pass on to your facebook page that would be great too. I'm...

    Started by Mjaqmac‎, 09-08-2011 07:24 PM
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  10. Progress

    Hi everyone. Just thought I would give you an update on how the new care package and equipment is going. Firstly, although I found it a little overwhelming having to change around my furniture and giving up my spare room to house the new bed, and with John no longer sleeping in the same room or...

    Started by bucko‎, 09-08-2011 11:51 AM
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    09-08-2011, 05:47 PM
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  11. Hello. I'm new!

    Hi. I've been reading some threads and really appreciating what people are writing. My ex-husband has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers - he's 61 and his symptoms started about 5 years ago. Although divorced, we are still close and support one another. One of the things I don't...

    Started by lizziebeth‎, 08-08-2011 10:18 PM
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    09-08-2011, 05:38 PM
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  12. What DO we Do????

    Hi, I'm new on here but would appreciate some help and advice if possible. Mum and dad have lived mostly independently at home until a few weeks back when dad had to have emergency surgery- he is still in hospital but having physio/rehab for mobility problems Mum was taken into hospital with a...

    Started by JayDe1‎, 09-08-2011 10:00 AM
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    09-08-2011, 10:28 AM
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  13. deprivation of assetts

    I wondered if someone could help me. My mum was diagnosed with VD last week and for anyone that has read my previous posts you will know that I cannot believe the diagnosis because my mum is a wonderful, intellectual, and articulate lady. After she had 2 small strokes 18 months ago she...

    Started by daisylove‎, 05-08-2011 05:43 PM
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  14. New Member

    Hi this is the first time I have asked for help or advice about my mothers condition. About two and a half years ago she was diagnosed as having vascular dementia, my sister and I have been coping on our own until now, I work full time but help mum first thing in the morning on my way to work,...

    Started by greenjax‎, 08-08-2011 07:36 PM
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  15. Last visit before holiday - a good one!

    Hi, This will be my last post for a while. We're off to Menorca tomorrow for 2 weeks, and it's not a day too soon! I desperately wanted to see mum before I left, or it would have been 3 weeks without seeing her, but yesterday the traffic gods were against me. The M25 was completely shut, on...

    Started by florence43‎, 07-08-2011 01:49 PM
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    09-08-2011, 08:36 AM
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  16. Is there enough proper accommodation for Young dementia suffers

    Hi I am new to this site but my wife and I for sometime have wanted to create an environment where young dementia suffers can come and live, work, and be cared for. We are just at the beginning of the journey and am looking for any help anyone can give me. I am looking to create a suitable home for...

    Started by Greenearth‎, 08-08-2011 02:12 PM
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    09-08-2011, 08:03 AM
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  17. at last im at peace with it all

    hi to everyone, thought i would let you no where we are at now. this is my 6th week off work now looking after dave and at last i feel able for us all to be able too move on with our lives. because now dave needs someone with him for most of the time more so in the mornings, i will be going back to...

    Started by donkey‎, 03-08-2011 01:32 PM
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    09-08-2011, 07:16 AM
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  18. Southern cross homes are they now ok and a safe bet for long term care?

    Hi there, Does anyone know if would be sensible to put someone into a Southern Cross EMI home? It seems good but I am worried about all the financial problems. Any views would be greatfully recieved. Also does anyone know of a good EMI unit with nursing care in the ST Helens, Wigan, Sefton area?

    Started by Keely‎, 08-08-2011 01:08 PM
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  19. Where do I come from??

    Generally I've been trying compassionate communication with Dad, though admit to quite a few lapses. However he threw me a real curve ball this afternoon: "Whereabouts do you come from", he asked, meaning where in the country. I gently, with some family photos, explained to him that I'm his son...

    Started by Cal5‎, 08-08-2011 05:14 PM
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    08-08-2011, 09:33 PM
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  20. Mum wont get help!

    We have noticed Mums memory has been getting worse for a while now. Earlier this year she fell through the night & also had a bad water burn on her arm, the worrying thing is, she couldn't remember falling or how she got the burn. I was very worried & talked to her doctor who was also worried and a...

    Started by limafoxtrot‎, 07-08-2011 07:59 PM
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  21. Thumbs up RESULT!!!!!!Some more good news

    So guilty as charged didn't notify the DWP in exactly 30 days of the change in circumstances Mind you I did have other things on my mind like was dad going to live, then later where was he to live So I told them on March 9th of his change in circumstances. it then took them a further 7 weeks &...

    Started by grobertson62‎, 04-08-2011 08:33 PM
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  22. UTIs and delirium

    Reading on here about some of the terrible things that occur when people with dementia get a UTI and subsequent delirium, I wondered why more people havent been put on prophylactic antibiotics. My mum has been on permanent antibiotics for nearly 10 months now and has gone from getting UTIs and...

    Started by bethan‎, 31-03-2011 06:25 PM
    antibiotics, delirium, uti
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  23. new member

    Hi. My mum was disgnosed with AD 3 months ago and has been taking Aricept for 2 months now. She has become much more alert and active but I do not see any evidence of her memory improving. Has anyone else experienced this. In some ways this has been counter productive as she now gets the bus into...

    Started by ann321‎, 08-08-2011 01:28 PM
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  24. Unhappy I am back home

    Hi all, I had a great time with Russell (my son) Maria, Luke and Oliver. Looking after them while mum and dad were at work. Took them out and really switched off !Maxine met me off coach and i went back to her house f lovely roast chicken dinner before she brought me home. We had a cup of tea,...

    Started by muriel.elliott‎, 08-08-2011 12:11 AM
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  25. Role of CPN

    Sorry another question from me - I haven't been on here for some time and now I realise I need your help, support and advice:( Our CPN is going to advice the GP what medication our M ought to have - Does anyone have experience of this? I have reservations as he has told the family that you...

    Started by Meercat‎, 07-08-2011 09:59 PM
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    08-08-2011, 05:26 PM
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