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Forum: Memory concerns and seeking a diagnosis

This forum is for people who have concerns about their memory or someone else’s.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Diagnosing dementia - My relative won't go to the doctor: Podcast, February 2014

    It's not uncommon for people with memory problems to not want to go to the doctor. They may think there is nothing wrong or they may be aware of a problem but want it to go away. Unfortunately the problem won't go away and you may want to help your relative visit the doctor to find out what the...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 14-02-2014 03:32 PM
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  2. Smile Sticky Thread Sticky: Welcome new members

    If you have just joined Talking Point, a very warm welcome to you. You are reading our Worried about your memory forum. If you have concerns about your memory, you may find the following information, which is held on our main website, helpful: Should I be worried about memory problems? ...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 05-01-2012 03:18 PM
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  1. Mild dementia, or hydrocephelitus.

    I have been told that I may have hydrocephelitus which has mild dementia as one of its symptoms. This explains my memory loss and how I keep not seeing things I.e a wall in my house that I walked into today. I'm not sure I should be on this website but I really do need support. I hope that if it...

    Started by Pisces67‎, 12-11-2014 08:26 PM
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    21-11-2014, 06:39 PM
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  2. Could this be early dementia/concerned but confused

    I am part time carer for my mother, long distance. She has heart disease and is in bed most of the time now. Siblings are closer and help out and one person comes in once a week. One doctor said "perhaps". I am only one who notices as I am person she speaks with the most. My question is: ...

    Started by Jean11‎, 20-11-2014 04:58 PM
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    20-11-2014, 05:37 PM
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  3. Slip Slidin` Away

    Hi all, I'm new to TP and have browsed several of the groups and already have gathered some ideas on managing this disease. I'm 66 and all six of the males on my fathers side going back 3 generations have had full Alzheimer's by age 76. The slipping began at age 66. At age 64 I noticed that I...

    Started by BillyF‎, 07-05-2014 07:59 PM
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  4. Concerns about Mum in Law

    This is my first post here so please bear with me if it is a little long. I am concerned about my 86yr old Mother In Law. Over recent years here memory has been getting worse - 12 months ago we got a referral to memory assessment clinic - after the first 10 mins I had to interject with the...

    Started by kathynewman‎, 16-11-2014 08:31 AM
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    17-11-2014, 12:38 PM
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  5. My Mum refuses to see GP

    I have have logged on here today for the first time ever, and I have spent a while reading some posts. I am filled with a while host of emotions including overwhelming sadness and sympathy, however, there is just a little relief that I am not alone. I can recognise so many / too many of the...

    Started by Camellia‎, 14-11-2014 12:00 PM
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    14-11-2014, 07:44 PM
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  6. Concerns about mum's memory

    Hello, I'm new here today. I have serious concerns about my 71 year old mum's memory. Mum was widowed 10 years ago and has been alone since. Myself and my two sisters see a lot of her and we have all become concerned about her short-term memory. We have all gotten used to her repeating herself and...

    Started by queenbee‎, 11-11-2014 04:07 PM
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    12-11-2014, 12:38 PM
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  7. New Diagnosis for Mum, what happens next?

    Hi, my Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 3 weeks ago and has been in hospital for just over 4 weeks as she ran away from home twice, on two consecutive days and was returned by the police. I have just been contacted by the hospital discharge team and have to ring them back in the morning. ...

    Started by Shell27‎, 10-11-2014 09:09 PM
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    11-11-2014, 08:19 AM
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  8. He won't have memory test

    Hi, I am fairly new on here, and just would like someone else's opinion, please. My brother in law is suffering from severe memory loss and is now losing words. Cannot remember what things are called.."that disc on the wall, isn't doing anything"...the clock. I visit his doctor with him, and...

    Started by pamcasey‎, 08-11-2014 07:24 PM
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    10-11-2014, 03:28 PM
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  9. Mother with memory problems in denial... help!

    All my mother is 77 and has failed two memory tests. She is refusing to consent to any tests via the memory clinic. She is adamant there is nothing wrong with her memory and is quite aggressive and cruel towards me even thought I'm only trying to help. She gets into a constant loop on...

    Started by Debs0162‎, 22-09-2014 09:29 PM
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    05-11-2014, 10:17 PM
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  10. worried about my Ma in law

    We recently went to the Memory assessment service as worried about Ma in laws behaviour.After a brain scan and extensive memory test,the MAS GP said Ma had MCI and the scan showed dying of the brain cells at front of brain,she wants to see her in 3 months for a follow up.Wanted her antidepressants...

    Started by GUSGUS‎, 27-10-2014 05:52 PM
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    05-11-2014, 09:09 AM
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  11. Poor short-term memory - any suggestions?

    My Dad who is 86 has just visited us to attend the wedding of my daughter, which was on Saturday. It was a wonderful day and went really well. The following day I asked Dad about the wedding and he couldn't remember a thing. I tried to prompt him a little but there was nothing there. Even when I...

    Started by njs44‎, 30-09-2014 05:40 PM
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    02-11-2014, 11:33 PM
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  12. non family member with concerns

    hi i have real concerns for a friend who has all the signs of dementia which have got much worse over the last year. he is in denial, his employer seems to turn a blind eye and his family do not accept there is a problem either. is there anything i can do as a non relative other than stand by and...

    Started by Jimmy83‎, 31-10-2014 01:08 AM
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    01-11-2014, 05:00 PM
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  13. father's memory

    i posted a while ago now about my dads memory failings,i made an appointment with his doctor and explained my concerns but as you all know he would hot discuss personnel information without my fathers consent. i have talked to my dad about his memory loss and he does acknowledge he has a problem,...

    Started by chrisbaines‎, 30-10-2014 10:58 PM
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  14. Worried about my Dad

    Hi, I am looking for some advice and support on what I can do to help my parents. My Dad is 70 years old and has changed significantly over the last four/five years. He used to be a busy strong man, which a sharp sense of humour working all the hours he could even up to when he retired. He...

    Started by skidders1305‎, 30-10-2014 11:01 AM
    loss of personality, worried about mum and dad
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    30-10-2014, 12:42 PM
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  15. Worried about my wife's behaviour and memory

    Hello all I have come here for some advice and I do not know what to do. For the past 2 years or so my wife's memory has become poorer and poorer but I do now know if it is dementia or if she is just heartbroken. 17 years ago now, our 16 year old daughter was brutally killed by her...

    Started by worriedhubby‎, 27-10-2014 06:42 PM
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    27-10-2014, 08:41 PM
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  16. Problem getting my mum diagnosed

    Hello, this is my first post here, apologies for the length. My mother is 70, she was referred to the mental health team two and a half years ago with memory problems. She was visited by a psychiatrist who performed some tests and told us my mum would be referred for an MRI scan within the next...

    Started by Kate08‎, 30-08-2014 02:17 PM
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  17. Worrying about myself

    Dear all, First of all, many thanks for reading me, and I hope you won't find my concerns ridiculous in comparison to what other people might experience. In this regard, I hope my asking about my little issues will not offend anyone. I am slightly worried about one thing that seems to happen...

    Started by canwehaveachat‎, 25-10-2014 06:05 PM
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    25-10-2014, 09:19 PM
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  18. Does my mum have Alzheimers, and what should I do?

    I really hope that you will read this post through and that someone can help. Im an 18 year old girl who together with my 26 year old sister have had concerns about our 58 year-old mom. It all started 1 year ago, when my mother went to visit my sister for a longer period of time. She stayed...

    Started by alzheimer‎, 23-10-2014 08:22 PM
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    23-10-2014, 09:53 PM
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  19. concerns about my mother

    Hi.Not really sure if anyone can help.I am starting to have serious worries about my mum.She is 72,in her final year at university,loves hiking and goes to zumba,very sociable and loves to go on holidays.However,my step Dad has been in full time nursing care for over five years now as a result of a...

    Started by rorobags‎, 23-10-2014 02:02 PM
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    23-10-2014, 02:06 PM
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  20. Worried about my mum's memory

    Hi folks, New to all this but in brief, my dad and i are becoming increasingly worried about my mums memory, both short term and long term. She gets stories from the past quite muddled up, and will argue and get very irritated if we try and correct her, understandably. Her short term memory is...

    Started by Puddle‎, 22-10-2014 09:42 PM
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    22-10-2014, 11:12 PM
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  21. My Mums strange behaviour

    I am a very concerned daughter. My mother is 83 and is absolutely fighting fit and looks incredible. This week has been worrying and Im not sure what to make of it. My Mum has never been the most sociable, prefers to stay in, almost convinced she had some form of agoraphobia in the past, happy...

    Started by Numberone1‎, 21-10-2014 01:13 AM
    agitation, dementia, thyroid
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    22-10-2014, 06:40 AM
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  22. Unhappy How do i broach the subject of my mum's memory

    It has become more apparent over the last few weeks or more that my mum is suffering from problems with her memory, quite often she will repeat the same thing several times in a 5 minute telephone conversation. Alongside this when in a face to face conversation she at times appears to zone out as...

    Started by Karl66‎, 21-10-2014 10:40 AM
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    21-10-2014, 10:59 AM
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  23. Are Blood Tests the Be all and end all of answers ?

    My mom has just had her Blood results back and the GP says there fine ! mom is over the moon and suggest that she hasn't got Alzheimer's. So can you explain why her behaviour is changing from week to week and forgetting to take her pills, as for going out shopping, this takes a good half an hour to...

    Started by 2me2you‎, 04-02-2014 03:41 PM
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    19-10-2014, 08:09 PM
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  24. Waiting for a scan

    Hello everyone, I recently had a hospital apt where I had a test, did fine but slow responses and co-ordination. I have had blood tests and am to have an MRI scan in 2 weeks. I have been having problems with saying the wrong words eg. dressing gown instead of apron. This year has been a...

    Started by Little moth‎, 18-07-2014 02:45 PM
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  25. Concerns about grandmother

    Hi everyone, My Granny (aged 81) seems to be getting worse and worse with her memory, and I'm really concerned about her... but I don't know what to do, because she really doesn't want to go to the doctor's about it, and I'm scared she's going to forget vital things (she's type 2 diabetic, for...

    Started by pinetree‎, 15-10-2014 10:25 PM
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    15-10-2014, 11:22 PM
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