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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 02:32 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 02:18 PM
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  1. Smile Worried about my Dad

    Hi, over the past couple of months my mum has noticed and told me about odd things my Dad has been doing, usually in the middle of the night. I'm concerned he is showing signs of some sort of dementia but unsure as his memory seems to be ok but he is behaving oddly. For the past few years he has...

    Started by chimp51‎, 25-05-2015 06:15 PM
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  2. Worried son and mother in France

    Hello, I'm new to the site as I'm looking for general advice about my mum's behavior. The background to it all is that I moved to France with my parents in 1992, 10 years ago I came back to England to go to university and have been here since. The year after I went to uni my dad died suddenly...

    Started by LWCARAB‎, Yesterday 09:16 AM
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  3. Dont know where to start..............

    So i shall try with the beginning! and will apologise if it goes on a little Toward the end of January my Dad complained of severe leg pain which was most unusual for Dad as far as I can remember he had never had a day off sick yet here he was unable to go to work as he was living about 2 hours...

    Started by Ezee_1979‎, 25-05-2015 09:20 PM
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    26-05-2015, 06:13 PM
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  4. Unhappy How/where can I get care before diagnosis?

    My 85 year old mother who lives in sheltered accommodation had a memory assessment this week and is awaiting a brain scan and presumably a further appt from the GP. She lives in sheltered acommodation and although I visit her 3 times a week to take her out and get her shopping I am concerned she...

    Started by josephinewilson‎, 24-05-2015 03:12 PM
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    25-05-2015, 09:36 AM
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  5. New Clothes

    Hi, new to this site but thought it might be worth a try in order to offer much needed help & advice to my father who is struggling in the care of my mother. First a little background. My mother is awaiting her hospital appointment which will we suspect diagnose her with some sort of dementia...

    Started by Poisson‎, 24-05-2015 09:07 PM
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    25-05-2015, 08:15 AM
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  6. mother age 85 wanting to move house every year

    Hi, my mother is 85, and is very independent and lives alone, but the thing is she won't settle. She has always thrived on moving house, thinking she is going to make money, but in reality she dwindles it away.She can't really manage it all herself now, but thinks she can and expects me to help her...

    Started by maisy moo‎, 24-05-2015 01:25 AM
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    24-05-2015, 11:35 PM
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  7. dementia following stroke

    My partner had a major stroke in November. I have noticed his personality has changed dramatically since his return home. I know having a stroke can do this but I was concerned about him before his stroke as I noticed some changes in behaviour. I also understand having a stroke can cause vascular...

    Started by jomofo‎, 23-05-2015 07:57 PM
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    24-05-2015, 08:36 PM
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  8. I'm fairly sure that I have dementia

    3 years ago I had an enormous seizure (in my sleep, at home) and was diagnosed with progressive ischaemic brain disease secondary to which I have epilepsy. As an ex-nurse, I am aware of where the disease will will lead and having just read Terry Pratchett's "A Slip of the Keyboard" I am facing up...

    Started by HipRunner1962‎, 24-05-2015 12:31 PM
    fearful, undiagnosed, young
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    24-05-2015, 02:00 PM
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  9. Memory problems - not dementia

    I wasnt quite sure where (or even whether) to post this as my husband doesnt actually have dementia although he has cognitive/memory problems from a traumatic brain injury. If the mods wish to move/remove it I understand Some background: Mum has AD, but my main caree is my husband who was...

    Started by canary‎, 08-03-2015 12:04 PM
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    24-05-2015, 08:56 AM
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  10. Where do we go??

    MIL is not diagnosed with dementia but is very confused, has short term memory problems, and making up stories to fit her needs. The biggest problem we have is that she is convinced everyone is out to get her and that there is nothing wrong with her, but someone has been into her house moving...

    Started by Dog Lady‎, 21-05-2015 09:53 AM
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    21-05-2015, 03:48 PM
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  11. Talking I suddenly am getting daft and doing silly things.

    :eek: Hi all I was okay until after Christmas and went back to work. This is a new job started in November but is an old one in that I returned to it after 5 years absence. First of all I had completely 'lost' all of Decembers entries on the database. Fortunately my colleague found them and...

    Started by Daisyjan‎, 19-01-2010 01:42 PM
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  12. Does this sound like Dementia?

    Hello and my apologies as I am sure this question has been answered prior to me asking. The situation we have is one of my close relatives, male, retired 84 year old businessman, has had a drastic change in the last 3 months. Other family members have spoken to me about it in the last three...

    Started by OldSoldier‎, 19-05-2015 12:11 AM
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    19-05-2015, 01:08 PM
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  13. Post B12 Deficiency : A Silent Epidemic with Serious Consequences

    Hello everyone I've just joined this forum and am on a mission to tell our family's story in the hope that it will make others aware of how dementia can be misdiagnosed. It's difficult to know where to start, as our struggle lasted months so this is the short version! My relative's...

    Started by Polaris‎, 05-02-2015 04:05 PM
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  14. Advice Please, Are Brain CT Scans reliable in showing Dementia?

    I posted a little while back. My husband's behaviour has changed in that he rarely leaves the house, is constantly either watching or on the internet regards horse racing, is verbally aggressive and has physically barged both my son and I. He is not interested in anything else and shows no...

    Started by valleygirl‎, 07-05-2015 01:10 PM
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  15. Is it just me?

    Mother has dementia, my husband has Parkinson's, I feel I too am losing my mind. I went to the doctor and said I was worried. He said not to worry I only had 1/2 a brain..........the other two 1/4's are with my husband and my mother. Yes I am looking out for them. Do I feel better? Yes until...

    Started by patsy56‎, 28-04-2015 12:15 PM
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    05-05-2015, 03:35 PM
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  16. Taking Advantage of Person with Dementia

    Being Taken Advantage Of I am sure my mother is in early stages of Alz or Dementia, but no diagnosis has been made as she is not admitting a problem. As none of the family live near we cannot monitor the situation regularly enough. We as a family have noticed strange things to do with...

    Started by Carrie65‎, 03-05-2015 04:00 PM
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    03-05-2015, 07:08 PM
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  17. Uncertain / Unsure

    My partner is 25 years older than me at 81. Up to about 18 months ago, he has been very fit, but I am seeing a deterioration - especially with his memory and recall. Trouble is he is exceedingly stubborn and can get aggressive/angry. I am beginning to feel like I am continually nagging him when I...

    Started by mazowe‎, 02-05-2015 08:28 PM
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    03-05-2015, 03:28 PM
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  18. Does Memory loss in Alzheimer's desease occur before observable brain damage?

    I have developed poor memory and a degree of face blindness. I have been CRT and MRI scanned, and the scans show my brain is normal. Can I rule out Alzheimer's disease as a cause of my memory loss, or can memory loss occur before observable brain damage? My memory problems have been going...

    Started by keithgell‎, 25-03-2015 02:26 PM
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    02-05-2015, 07:50 PM
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  19. Struggling

    This is my first post and as my title says I am struggling and finding it hard to cope with my MIL. My MIL is a very difficult and stubborn person. Over the last 18 months to 2 years myself and my husband have noticed that her short term memory is getting worse, she can't remember a phone...

    Started by Dog Lady‎, 21-04-2015 09:36 AM
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    02-05-2015, 05:04 PM
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  20. Options?

    4 years since I lost mum with dementia and sadly looking for help now for Dad. His memory has been deteriorating gradually but yesterday hit major problems. None of us live locally to him I'm afraid but have daily contact. At 4pm he told me he was just dressing and having breakfast. At 8pm told me...

    Started by together‎, 26-04-2015 08:51 AM
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    02-05-2015, 05:03 PM
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  21. Undiagnosed memory problems and a house move = disaster!! Help please

    Here goes, My grandmother has undiagnosed memory problems that have become worse over the past 4 years. They impact upon daily life but my grandfather refused to take her to the GP out of respect for her. I am a nurse and its been hard to watch. Yesterday they moved from their home of over 30...

    Started by swatts‎, 23-04-2015 07:45 PM
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    02-05-2015, 04:48 PM
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  22. What if it isn't Alzheimer's

    My husband Frank ,was diagnosed with dementIa just over a year ago.The consultant thought it was probably Alzheimer's and prescribed Aricept.Having read various information on the internet(probably not a good idea) I am wondering if he may in fact have frontal temporal dementia rather than...

    Started by Asthoreen‎, 26-04-2015 03:48 PM
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    26-04-2015, 08:57 PM
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  23. My Husband

    He doesn't seem to remember anything. I tell him important things and we carry on normal conversations only for him to have no recall a day later. Example I asked him last week if he used the new can opener yet. He said no he didn't then a couple days ago he said he saw the new can opener and...

    Started by browniiz‎, 25-04-2015 03:59 AM
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    25-04-2015, 06:44 AM
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  24. 6 CIT test

    Hi. I'm new to the forum. We have had concerns about my Mum for some time with ongoing memory problems and some confusion. She has always been 'difficult' and is not the most approachable person. This is worsening and she loses her temper easily especially if she is confused about something or...

    Started by mullicub‎, 22-04-2015 02:03 PM
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    22-04-2015, 04:02 PM
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  25. Could this be vascular dementia after pace maker replacement left too long

    In the past few months my fathers short term memory has been effected. He find things worse in the morning where he is getting confused remembering everyday things like what draw the spoons are in. He says it gradually gets better throughout the day. The problem is he is caring for my mother who...

    Started by Eclaire‎, 21-04-2015 09:52 AM
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    21-04-2015, 11:00 AM
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