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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. Mum Passed away

    Just to let you all know that my beloved Mum passed peacefully away this morning at 9.30 and I was with her.

    Started by LesleyMonty‎, 05-08-2009 01:16 PM
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    06-08-2009, 09:49 AM
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  2. Todays thoughts

    Good morning all, its the last day in our old flat and things have been a bit hectic. Elaine cant figure out if the tablets for my Neuroalgia is affecting my AD or its the stress of everything but i seem to be struggling a lot more lately and the keyboard is a little bit harder again. I know the...

    Started by Norrms‎, 05-08-2009 09:59 AM
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    05-08-2009, 10:41 PM
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  3. Urge Incontinence - any point in a commode?

    Mum's problem is mainly caused by several trips to the loo at night and being caught short with dribbles on the floor on the way from the bedroom to the loo. I wondered about a commode stool for beside the bed but wonder if she would use it, remember to use it etc. It would be hard to introduce...

    Started by Chris34‎, 05-08-2009 09:14 PM
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    05-08-2009, 10:07 PM
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  4. My Mum has Alzheimers and lives 270 miles away

    My Mum is 84 years old, has Alzheimers, and lives in a flat in London on her own and I live in Devon where I have been for the last 16 years following a severe asthma attack. My daughter lives down her too. My Dad's been dead 30 years and Mum has never got over it. She is becoming increasingly...

    Started by MGammond‎, 28-07-2009 04:07 PM
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    05-08-2009, 09:34 PM
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  5. Goodbye for now xxxxxxxxxx

    Hi all, just a quick goodbye before i go offline for a week or so, please all stay healthy and wise, as always besty wishes, Norrms, Elaine and family xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Started by Norrms‎, 05-08-2009 03:30 PM
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    05-08-2009, 07:09 PM
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  6. help with male incontinence

    Hi it is me again, this time I wonder if anyone can help, Roy gets up at night but doesn't make it to the toilet, the incont. nurse has suggested small pads put in his pants, but being as he doesn't understand very much I wonder how I can get over to him he has to pull his trousers down to go to...

    Started by wendyviv‎, 04-08-2009 09:12 PM
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    05-08-2009, 05:38 PM
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  7. Question on Deprivation of Assets

    Have tried to find out about this but it's all a bit vague and confusing: Mum went into a care home on 5th May this year. She gave me a wedding contribution cheque of 5000 around about February/March time. This was done without any of us knowing that she would be going into a care home in May....

    Started by Lisa M 99‎, 02-08-2009 12:40 PM
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    05-08-2009, 02:46 PM
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  8. Help

    Hi, Not sure this is being posted in the correct area but I am hoping somebody can help. Have a very close family friend who has not been right for well over one year. Abnormal behaviour, confusion, outbursts, unable to comunicate properly and has severe memory loss. In addition, they have lost...

    Started by louiserobinson‎, 10-05-2009 12:45 PM
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    05-08-2009, 10:29 AM
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  9. Is she just old?

    Hello, My mum is nearly 80 and I think she has some sort of Dementia. I grew up adoring this woman, I loved her so much but now find myself actually disliking her intensly and hate myself for it. She is not in the system at all, by this I mean she is not claiming any benefits (don't think she is...

    Started by cmc‎, 04-08-2009 07:29 PM
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    05-08-2009, 09:51 AM
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  10. Mum is losing her fight for life

    Well another day spent with Mum and this time changes in her breathing set off alarm bells. Doctor has been to see Mum and she is losing her grip on life and may not be with me in two weeks time possibly sooner. How on earth do I handle this one ? I had a good old talk with myself last...

    Started by LesleyMonty‎, 04-08-2009 07:30 PM
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    05-08-2009, 08:38 AM
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  11. Question Activities for visually impaired sufferer

    Hi, My 79 mother has recently been admitted to a care home as her condition is too severe for my 85 year old father to deal with at home - I'm amazed how he's managed for so long. She has no sight in one eye and limited vision in the other, along with all of the memory and hand eye...

    Started by froglet‎, 03-08-2009 03:51 PM
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    05-08-2009, 08:30 AM
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  12. Mmse

    Jack's score was 15 both times he had this test, I understand that is an indication of moderate dementia? (I googled MMSE). Is there any way I can help him to improve on this or is it likely to deteriorate as time goes on? Pauline

    Started by scarletpauline‎, 21-07-2009 05:47 PM
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  13. Still having problems

    Hi everyone, It been a few weeks since I've been on was spending most of the day on the phone to mums social worker and other departments trying to arrange getting her into a home after her little walk down the M25. So, since i was last on, after many weeks of stamping my feet we finally got the...

    Started by weeze‎, 04-08-2009 12:27 PM
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    05-08-2009, 01:00 AM
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  14. Fed up with appointments.....

    Hi all, I am sure you all have been there aswell, when it comes to having appointments etc, but my goodness I am sick of all these meetings, appointments and whatever, especially when they dont tell you they are going to be an hour when you have scheduled half an hour off work to be there, only...

    Started by imac.girll1‎, 04-08-2009 06:45 PM
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    04-08-2009, 11:18 PM
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  15. larivy ... would like some advice!

    larivy's post " ive been banging my head for months and it still not working. my mum has motor neurones as well and cant use her arms and has trouble walking. the memory clinic have told me i must get her out as much as possible. i have a bad shoulder that has not responded to treatment and im now...

    Started by JPG1‎, 04-08-2009 08:34 PM
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    04-08-2009, 11:15 PM
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  16. I have realised today that I don't have time to be ill

    Hi, Well today I came home from work early because I felt ill. I slept for about an hour then I had mother on the phone. She was in a complete muddle with the days (again), first thought it was Thursday, then Wednesday, then didn't have a clue what day it was. She had in her diary that she...

    Started by Michele‎, 04-08-2009 04:57 PM
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    04-08-2009, 08:29 PM
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  17. Back from consultants, (norrms)

    Hello all, just come back from Consultants and it’s as I feared, I am getting worse and my score on the “Stupid” test was a lot lower than last time. As you know i was prescribed “Exelon” and took them for a while before they started to seriously disagree with me so had to stop. I have now been...

    Started by Norrms‎, 03-08-2009 01:26 PM
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  18. sundowning

    Having spent a couple of hours reading bits online it would seem mum is sundowning and then by nightime when she used to be asleep she is instead staying awake and becoming violent. anyone know of any effective treatments for sundowning?

    Started by weeze‎, 04-08-2009 02:26 PM
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  19. First Timer

    Hi, This is my first post. My father has Vascular Dementure which leaves him with no short term memory. He is 84 and very active. He enjoys nothing more than going out for long walks but this, obviously, is now a problem as we are concerned he will, one day, forget the way home. He lives with my...

    Started by Linda B‎, 29-07-2009 10:14 AM
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    04-08-2009, 01:47 PM
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  20. Decisions

    My Dad goes to a day centre 4 days a week but gets dropped home at around 2.45. I dont get home form work until just after 5 oclock. How do i know when the decision should be made to get someone else in to help in those few hours? Currently i am trying to get family to help fill in the gaps, but am...

    Started by VickyH‎, 04-08-2009 10:32 AM
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    04-08-2009, 11:24 AM
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  21. coping with change

    Hi everyone, My mum decided to move from her bungalow to a flat in sheltered accomodation 3 months ago, Huge mistake and despite daily visits from me and carers going in day and night she became very confused and unwell, into respite for a week and they said they could not cope with her and she...

    Started by reluctant‎, 03-08-2009 10:07 PM
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    04-08-2009, 01:32 AM
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  22. Continuing Care

    Hi all I've decided to try and see if my mother is eligible for continuing care. I don't know if there's a right time to apply, but she has deteriorated since June this year and I believe she is now in the end stages. She is now immobile and has to be hoisted onto the commode and into bed,...

    Started by Roma‎, 31-07-2009 04:07 PM
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  23. Another Visit to Mum

    I went to see Mum again today as I did yesterday and the day before and the day before that etc., and she is sleeping now most of the time and food has now stopped and whilst she is still having a small amount of fluid and mouth swabs, she is still fighting. I have refused intermediate care for...

    Started by LesleyMonty‎, 03-08-2009 01:16 PM
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  24. I just need to talk.

    Hi, Last week we had the memory lady round for her 3 monthly visit. She is lovely and very caring. Last time she came she organised for mum to have her tablets (aricept) in blister packs to make it easier for mum to take them. However, this has not really worked and mum has got in a complete...

    Started by Michele‎, 02-08-2009 08:26 PM
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  25. Question Pernicious Anaemia/ Dementia.

    I have just read an article from a magazine which said that people with Pernicious Anaemia can often be misdiagnosed as having Alzheimers or dementia. This could lead to the wrong treatment being given. I am concerned as my Mum has Pernicious Anaemia, she later developed Dementia. she has been in...

    Started by cacran‎, 02-08-2009 09:16 PM
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    02-08-2009, 11:52 PM
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