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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. How do dementia patients see time?

    Hello everyone. I am new to this blog and am so glad to have found it. My Mum has vascular dementia and is now in a good home. She still recognises Dad, who is her only visitor. I visit when I can but it is not often as I live away. My poor dad is going through all this very much alone and...

    Started by Beatie‎, 29-05-2011 01:56 PM
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  2. CH good and bad a Which report

    An interesting video on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMM5z6IkNGE One CH my mother was in advertised activities and outings but none were provided. Like the residents in this clip all she did was sit in a room with a TV on all day. The home was run for the benefit of staff not...

    Started by Ann_sis‎, 30-05-2011 09:11 AM
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  3. Wedding rings

    I recently had to have mum's wedding ring removed due to her hand folding over. Would anyone have any ideas of a safe way mum could wear these. I was going to put them on a chain to wear but wondered if anyone could be more creative. One hand is now folded over. The other hand is still ok...

    Started by Dylan B‎, 16-05-2011 06:43 PM
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    30-05-2011, 05:34 AM
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  4. Update

    Hello everyone: reading the most recent postings on TP and such (horribly familiar) experiences, I thought it may be apt to give an update on Mum in her CH so possibly others can see this option is SO hard, but maybe NOT so hard in terms of what is best for their loved one... It will only be...

    Started by beena‎, 29-05-2011 03:20 PM
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    29-05-2011, 11:41 PM
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  5. Question Respite Care

    Hello Everyone..... I have just joined the forum and would appreciate some advice,if anyone can do so. My mum has alzheimers and she will be going in to respite care for the first time ever, for 2wks. I was just wondering if anyone has experience of this,and could advise me on the best way of...

    Started by lb7‎, 29-05-2011 02:10 AM
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    29-05-2011, 11:12 PM
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  6. Question intervention or not

    well dads been in the nursing home for almost 3 months now & we have the job of trying to decide what steps we take for his end of life I knew he did not want to have the laser treatment on his eyes so that ones easy I know he had come off his stroke meds as they were adding to his confusion ...

    Started by grobertson62‎, 28-05-2011 01:19 PM
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    29-05-2011, 10:15 PM
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  7. Payment for caring for Mum

    Hello I've sort of brought this up before but do need to have others experience of this. Background - When my marriage broke up about 6 years ago I came home to live with Mum - who had been on her own for 18 years since Dad died. I have 2 sisters who married well (money wise) had children and...

    Started by shropshirebadge‎, 29-05-2011 07:43 PM
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    29-05-2011, 08:05 PM
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  8. Is there anyone on here that has a partner with Picks Disease?

    My husband, Ian, aged 64 has Picks Disease. He was diagnosed at 55. It would be great to have some contact with persons going through the same terrible journey. Shirley

    Started by shirleybarrett‎, 29-05-2011 06:28 PM
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    29-05-2011, 07:44 PM
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  9. Meeting advice

    Hi My Dad's been in the local hospital for 2 weeks on Tuesday. Having spoken to the GP last week, she feels he cannot return home (he lives alone with carers 3 times a day). My brother and I have been invited to a meeting on 10 June, comprising of the GP, social worker, community nurse and ward...

    Started by mumofthree‎, 29-05-2011 03:52 PM
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    29-05-2011, 04:18 PM
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  10. How do I deal with my mum's awful behaviour?

    My mum has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's although it was a foregone conclusion ages ago that this was the case. She is extremely angry with me as she blames me for everything that is happening to her and basically hates my guts, which I find extremely distressing as it was me and only me...

    Started by Donbon79‎, 26-05-2011 10:00 AM
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  11. how can I help him more?

    Iím in a rather difficult position. Iíve been reading the forum for some months, but this is my first post, and I hope youíll forgive me for writing this when Iím so upset. My father is clearly having rapidly increasing memory problems, and getting more and more confused. Heís also very deaf. ...

    Started by Crikey‎, 29-05-2011 11:57 AM
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  12. Division of assetts

    Recently I posted about my uncle but I also have worried about my husband who also has dementia. Today I was told that we should separate our bank accounts etc to protect my funds should my husband have large bills to pay for care. I'm tokld that if he goes into care a perecentage of my income will...

    Started by PennyN‎, 28-05-2011 07:49 PM
    care finance
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    29-05-2011, 12:20 PM
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  13. Father thinks I am his dead wife.

    How do we overcome the problems relating with this issue? My sister-in-law is facing a huge problem with her Dad every time she visits - as he responds to her as his deceased wife. We all need to chip in and help him stay living at home - with as normal a life as possible. His actions are causing...

    Started by barrettbedlam‎, 28-05-2011 04:31 PM
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    29-05-2011, 11:53 AM
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  14. reality check

    You know those days what come and smack you straight in the face...yep today is one of them, We had a cracking week off, and when mum came out on thursday from respite she was amazing..Ooooooo those false hopes yesterday was great and this morning was good too, then all of a sudden the hands...

    Started by Jasper3‎, 28-05-2011 10:07 PM
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    29-05-2011, 11:27 AM
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  15. needs not being met

    dad granted chc about 2 months ago highlighted on the dst was a section any special equipment needed box ticked yes if so what 1 profiling matteres 2 reclining chair i have paid for our own ot, salt, and physio reports who have recommended the same despite multiple emails to the chc...

    Started by timthumb‎, 28-05-2011 08:59 AM
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    29-05-2011, 09:36 AM
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  16. Dental care problems and worries.

    Hi all, sorry I haven't been around much recently. I have had another chest infection so haven't been able to see Mum.This is posing problems as I have to take her to the dentist on Friday. I'm not sure whether she will still recognize me after a 2 week break.My husband visited on my behalf...

    Started by vdg‎, 25-05-2011 07:55 AM
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  17. Olanzapine

    Anybody any experience with Olanzapine (Zyprexa)? My wife has been prescribed this but reading up on it, it sounds horrendous. Terrific weight gains, craving for food being some of the side effects. Keith

    Started by kd7279‎, 28-05-2011 03:00 PM
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    28-05-2011, 11:26 PM
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  18. Talking PEG Feeding?

    Hi, this is my first time on this forum,spend a lot of time on the MS forum,(my wife has cronic MS. My dad who has alzeimers/dementia is in hospital recovering from a chest infection,just waiting to come home, but due to his condition getting worse SS are having to get hoists sorted out as he is...

    Started by Herbert‎, 28-05-2011 07:33 PM
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  19. loneliness

    My parents fight with everybody. Therefore, they have become very lonely. They want my constant attention and time. However, I have a husband, 5 children and a job. Also, there is a language problem. They spak Dutch and my husband and children speak English. So I am always in the middle. I get...

    Started by channa‎, 28-05-2011 09:04 PM
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  20. Mum is now in a care home

    Hello, friends, I know many of you have been through this journey. I hesitated to put my experience on here because I thought I'd have nothing to say that many of you haven't said already. :o Mum has been ill for a long time and lives with my brother in her home. He has schizophrenia so...

    Started by Goingitalone‎, 28-05-2011 02:52 PM
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  21. new to this also

    hi all im very confused to all this i feel i might ramble on but i dont fully understand how i can help my mum or my dad , after my dads heart attack mum has been struggling much with dad and he memory loss hes very confused worried and appologises for everything he does tho i cant see why hes...

    Started by tarja‎, 26-05-2011 11:49 PM
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    28-05-2011, 10:23 PM
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  22. Dislocated Jaw

    My partner of 20 years has vascular dementia and after a fall dislocated his jaw. This was popped back into position and within an hour came out again after he yawned. We are told that he must not open his mouth too much for 5 weeks - but he forgets. We tried a bandage over the head and under...

    Started by Vanilla‎, 28-05-2011 07:46 PM
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  23. Am I right to withold Fees?

    I'm acting as an EPA for a relative. Am I right to contest and hold back part of a proposed fee increase by the Private Care Home if I think the increase is unfounded. I'm prepared to pay an inflationary cost of 4.5% but not for increased nursing care without my realtive being assessed for this...

    Started by Drogs‎, 28-05-2011 01:23 PM
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  24. Non spill cups

    Hi. My sister's carers have said she cannot take hot drinks into her bedroom because of the risk of scalding herself. She spends a lot of time there so I asked whether they would consider allowing her to do so if the drink was in a non spill cup and they said they would. Any suggestions...

    Started by Anne&C‎, 28-05-2011 12:40 PM
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    28-05-2011, 05:25 PM
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  25. Cashing in bonds to pay for Care

    My elderly relative has been in a Care Home for the last 4 years and has been paying his way. His "liquid" cash has now dried up. He has an investment bond in a life insurance wrapper - do we have to cash in that bond in order to continue to pay his fees or is this outside of the means test...

    Started by Drogs‎, 28-05-2011 12:09 PM
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    28-05-2011, 02:24 PM
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