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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. I really need some advice...

    My mum is in a residential home and during the last week it has been increasingly difficult to get mum to swallow her thickened fluids which she is on. She has lost 6lb in weight in 2 weeks. My mum was not well yesterday and was very sleepy so they asked the doctor this morning to visit which he...

    Started by barmby‎, 21-08-2009 08:06 PM
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  2. Holiday insurance

    I was wondering if anyone knew who is the best insurance company to use for mum when we go to Cyprus in September. Called my local ad and they say aa insurance but they were not too sure! Love Lisa x

    Started by roundy‎, 21-08-2009 01:26 PM
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  3. Talking good day today

    dave has had a good day today and ive managed too secure some phisio for him on a weekly basis because theyve canncelled his other therepy which he was quite upset about. it gets him out the house for a couple of hours a week. also my friends husband is befriending him which is what he could do...

    Started by donkey‎, 21-08-2009 08:30 PM
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  4. New . . . but Reluctant

    Gd evening I'm new and it;s taken me forever to make this small step. Ridiculous really. Out of my five sisters, I'm the youngest at, I was the least emotional about matters. All logic and reasoning and able to seek out a solution when needed. Now I cry too often. I cry out of frustration and...

    Started by CapableKent‎, 18-08-2009 10:07 PM
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  5. Day Care

    Hi this sounds a bit pathetic after all the stories and concerns I have read about. But just wanted to say that I got very upset today when I had a call from Social Services to say that my mother could not continue at her Day Care Centre as her constant repeating of questions was upsetting the...

    Started by dido‎, 20-08-2009 10:47 PM
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    21-08-2009, 08:26 AM
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  6. Wheelchairs

    Hi After all your excellent advice on hearing aids, I am now going to test you regarding wheelchairs. Mum is 84 with AD, living with us, and all things considered is pretty fit (she always has been). As well as AD she has epilepsy which has recently reared its head again after nearly 20...

    Started by sussexsue‎, 15-08-2009 11:41 AM
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  7. I'm feeling low today

    I’m feeling low today. Much support out there. Carers groups etc. All very willing to help. Counsellors telling that you shouldn’t feel guilty. You know you shouldn’t feel guilty but it doesn’t help knowing that there is nothing else you can do when you can’t explain to your wife why you...

    Started by smewigeor‎, 20-08-2009 01:31 PM
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  8. Hope you don't think I'm a wimp

    But I just can't help crying as soon as anyone is kind to me. Jack was diagnosed a few weeks ago and by now I should be coping, but the Social Services, local voluntary action group and the Alzheimers Nurse are so kind it makes me cry. I come on here and read how everyone is so good and coping,...

    Started by scarletpauline‎, 20-08-2009 10:27 AM
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  9. Moved: I want to run away

    Started by smewigeor‎, 20-08-2009 09:30 AM
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  10. newcomer

    Hello everyone my names Jan and I'm a newcomer, I'll be very pleased to hear from anyone:)

    Started by Nanny‎, 18-08-2009 12:52 PM
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  11. Entertainers

    I am an activities organiser based in a residential care home for elderly people in York. The care home is mainly for dementia and nursing care support. I am new to York and I am looking for suitable entertainers who could perform regurlarly at the care home. I have thought of- singers who would...

    Started by brentford‎, 20-08-2009 01:25 PM
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  12. Smile Mum Had a Bath!

    Finally, when i visited mum a few days ago she had her first bath and hairwash in I don't know how many weeks, also she has calmed down a lot. Due to her calming down she is now on 'probation' at the home as long as she doesn't hit or kick anyone again they are prepared to let her stay so am...

    Started by weeze‎, 19-08-2009 03:24 PM
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  13. Meeting today re; next step

    I'm very nervous today as this afternoon there is a meeting to discuss the next step for my mother in law, who has severe vascular dementia and has been in an assessment unit for 10 weeks. She is "stable but unpredictable", and the biggest issue is her lack of co-operation with, and aggression...

    Started by DIL‎, 19-08-2009 10:14 AM
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  14. Help I do not know what to do

    Can someone please give me some advice. My husband is away and my brother 200 miles away. I went to collect dad this weekend for a weeks stay. All the way here he kept asking me where he was and where we were going. He did not seem too bad when we got here but kept asking where my husband was....

    Started by uselessdaughter‎, 17-08-2009 08:23 AM
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  15. Talking Good evening all...

    Well here we are again with another step in the story of Alzheimers. Most of you will recognise sysmptons as alot of us say them and boy there are times when you think that when you read someone elses post, that its not happening to me and mine! Sadly it always creeps up on us and then we think...

    Started by imac.girll1‎, 19-08-2009 08:11 PM
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  16. Angry what am i dealing with?

    Hi, I'm new to this and am not sure what I am doing. My mother-in-law is nearly 96 and was diagnosed with Alzheimers in January this year although we now recognise that she has been having problems for at least 2 years prior to diagnosis. I have just given up my (part-time)job to be her...

    Started by clubman‎, 19-08-2009 08:54 PM
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    19-08-2009, 09:15 PM
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  17. Memantine??

    Due to Dads depression and increasing anxiety he has now been given a new drug to take. He is already and Aricept and the highest dose of Citalopram and has now been prescribed Memantine. Has anyone else had any experience with this drug? Dad has been terribly distressed over the past couple of...

    Started by VickyH‎, 19-08-2009 03:25 PM
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  18. Smile thankyou

    thanks grannie g.i will get the hang of things. I always try to keep a good sense of humour and hope that i can make you lovely people smile sometimes. things arnt too bad at the moment but dave is getting worse all the timehe is a bit forgetful but knows all about this illness which is why he...

    Started by donkey‎, 19-08-2009 07:31 PM
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  19. Moved: Justice over care home costs ?

    My husband phoned me up at lunchtime to tell me he heard the You and Yours programme on Radio 4 about paying for care homes. It's about 27 minutes in if you want to fast forward to it. See

    Started by vsb1001‎, 19-08-2009 04:28 PM
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  20. has she forgotten where she lives

    Mum has lived in the same bungalow for 30 years now. Last night she phoned me to ask what her new address is. How worried should I be?

    Started by vsb1001‎, 10-07-2009 12:24 PM
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  21. mum's hurt herself in the home

    Got a call from carehome that my mum had been taken to hospital. Got to see her she had a very nasty gash to her forehead-needed stitches. Asked what happened but no witness. They heard shouting rushed to the common room and found mum on the floor bleeding. Mum will not sit still for a...

    Started by terry999‎, 13-08-2009 10:07 PM
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  22. our lives have changed forever

    hello everyone im new to all thisbut have been looking in for a few monthes now. we have a traumatic two years as my husband started became adifferent person first his speach started to falter and his mobility was failing now he has real difficulty in getting any words out at all his mobility has...

    Started by donkey‎, 18-08-2009 08:43 PM
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  23. Help! I'm getting a carer's ass

    Hi folks I'm getting a carer's assessment this week. I'm not really sure what it is or what it's for. Does anyone who has been through it have any tips? I'm not sure what to expect. Thanks

    Started by Mjaqmac‎, 03-08-2009 07:58 PM
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  24. Unhappy "Imaginary" Pain, can anyone help"

    Hello I am a full time carer to both my husband and my mother. My husband has had 3 strokes and is paralysed in the whole of his left side he is totally dependable for everything. My mother who is 91 years old has had 8 plus strokes and has Vascular Dementia, she does not speak english, is blind...

    Started by Winnie Kjaer‎, 17-08-2009 01:18 PM
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  25. Fan meets cowpat

    Well no longer hypothetical.. Next Monday Tom goes to the Hematologist for investigations in to myelodysplasia.. and I will have to decide the treatment course, I know he cannot deal with to much intrusion. Today I saw the rheumatologist, and to my total surprise I am being referred to a...

    Started by nellbelles‎, 17-08-2009 10:09 PM
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