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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. Question occupational therapy assessments

    Please can someone tell me what is involved in an assessment? Are people assessed only on their ability to live in their own home? Are risk assessments done for going out of their own home either accompanied or alone? My Mil is at risk but all the OT says is she is not at risk.:confused: ...

    Started by julieann15‎, 03-08-2009 06:45 PM
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  2. Accommodation Plan

    Hi, I’ve just discovered this forum. It seems a very useful and supportive place! I am wondering what to do, and would welcome any thoughts. My mother was diagnosed with AZ type dementia 3 years ago. Since then, she has been living with me in my rented flat. This is 70 miles from her home...

    Started by JamesT‎, 06-08-2009 12:02 AM
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    07-08-2009, 01:08 AM
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  3. I have the worst day ever today....

    Although I am a new member, I am usually very positive in my day to day life - today has been a day from hell! From getting out of bed this morning I have had non-stop aggravation from my wife - whatever I have tried to do it wrong - whatever I say is wrong, she has been very aggressive,...

    Started by llamedos‎, 19-04-2009 09:03 PM
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  4. Smile me and my shadow

    my husband has taken to following me everywhere it is making things very hard as he wants to be doing the things i am doing but is not able to ie;cooking cleaning etc he seems to want not to let me out of his sight any ideas would be welcome.

    Started by happy painter‎, 06-08-2009 09:37 PM
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  5. Unhappy Mum told me last night that she was scared

    Hi, Mum phoned me last night. She has been going down hill rapidly lately. In a complete mess with everything. The memory clinic are seeing her every Wednesday now, and I spoke to the lady yesterday after she saw mum on her own and she was surprised as to how confused she was, and that she...

    Started by Michele‎, 06-08-2009 08:39 AM
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    06-08-2009, 06:52 PM
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  6. New here - practical help sought

    Hi there everyone. I’m new to this forum having looked in desperation this morning to find somewhere that I could get some practical advice; I came across this site and joined in the hope that someone on this forum can help. My 75 yr old father has dementia, I think the GP calls it ‘moderate’ in...

    Started by bluefeather‎, 06-08-2009 10:06 AM
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    06-08-2009, 11:46 AM
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  7. carers coming in twice daily working well

    Hi all just wanted to say that not to be wary of allowing carers in to help, i resisted this for far to long, wether it was pride or not wanting strangers in my home i was wrong, it is working very well, after a few initial hicups, i have a great support team, and the difference is amazing, what...

    Started by sad nell‎, 05-08-2009 09:36 PM
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    06-08-2009, 10:53 AM
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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