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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. Father concerns

    The link below gives some background to my father's behaviour. http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?53771-Feeling-vefry-low-worried-about-father The latest is that he now routinely denies any event I mentioned took place. Last night he accused me of trying to brainwash him. The...

    Started by Wirralson‎, 31-03-2014 06:37 AM
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  2. finally getting to see consultant tmora.fingers crossed for some answers

    Hi Everyone, After months of having problems with memory and night time wanderings I am finally seeing consultant tomorrow.I had a particularly bad episode wandering round the town centre last week and was brought home in the early hours by the police.I hadn't remembered the episode the following...

    Started by muriel67‎, Yesterday 01:36 AM
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  3. GP won't refer me!

    Hello I am seeking advice on how to get my GP to refer my to see a specialist who deals with Alzheimer's for over a year now. I was asked by my family to get a memory test at my GP's in 2012 as I was getting very forgetful, confused, moody and my change in personality and I finally I went in Jan...

    Started by ryedaledigger‎, 25-01-2014 12:57 PM
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    23-04-2014, 08:50 PM
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  4. temporal lobe amnesia

    does anyone else know what temporal lobe amnesia is.I have been to hospital again in the early hours this morning due to another wandering episode but still cannot get any answers why its happenin.The only thing I have seen written on my notes was temporal lobe amnesia but I cant find anything...

    Started by muriel67‎, 14-04-2014 03:25 PM
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    15-04-2014, 03:27 PM
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  5. worried about my memory

    hi people,i am new to your site so I hope I am doing this bit right.I have not been diagnosed with alzheimers but I have had several memory tests and mri scans of my brain.The scans show ischaemic changes in the white matter and I didn't score very well on the memory tests.What I want to know is...

    Started by muriel67‎, 10-04-2014 06:01 PM
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    11-04-2014, 03:32 PM
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  6. thankyou to all who answered my messages

    Hi everyone, I want to say a big thankyou to everyone who answered my questions about my memory concerns.From what I can make out I might not have early dementia because although I cannot remember anything from my episodes I can remember what people tell me about them.I don't know if this is right...

    Started by muriel67‎, 11-04-2014 12:58 PM
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  7. Can dementia lead to lack of mental capacity?

    Would be grateful if anyone can give advice on the following please. Donor has registered LPA. Donor in my opinion lacks mental capacity to manage financial affairs and general day to day stuff e.g. cannot total up cash with simple notes + coins, replies with different perception of what year...

    Started by Norfolkgirl‎, 05-04-2014 02:53 PM
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  8. i keep forgetting were i am

    hi everyone,im new to your site I hope someone will be able to help with some questions I have

    Started by muriel67‎, 10-04-2014 05:51 PM
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    10-04-2014, 06:15 PM
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  9. Seeking a diagnosis

    My mum has been in hospital for 6 weeks now as a result of complications from Sjgrens syndrome. As time has gone on she has become very confused, forgetful, anxious, aggitated, argumentative, aggressive and demanding. I am wondering if this could be early signs of dementia as her behaviour has...

    Started by tolmster‎, 09-04-2014 05:48 PM
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    09-04-2014, 09:22 PM
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  10. How do you get the doctors to help before it's too late?

    My mother in law is very forgetful, she can't remember what you told her 30 seconds ago, and she asks the same questions over and over and over again. She's very anxious and upset a lot of the time. She feels as if the world is changing all the time which is why she doesn't understand it - not...

    Started by JayGun‎, 25-06-2013 12:19 AM
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    07-04-2014, 03:42 PM
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  11. Memory clinic on monday

    The hospital has just rung me up and fitted me in the memory clinic on monday, wow that was fast, I only saw the neurologist last month. I just hope they will be quick to get the mri done too. Im only 47.

    Started by youngster‎, 04-04-2014 10:20 AM
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    07-04-2014, 02:19 PM
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  12. addition to my concerns about partner

    Have had interesting conversation today with my sister in law who has confirmed that she is also aware of her brothers repetitive and covering of his symptoms of poor memory. Also had a phone call from my cousin who we saw last week asking me what is going on with your partners memory .She added...

    Started by lvplbrian‎, 30-03-2014 05:24 PM
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    06-04-2014, 09:08 PM
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  13. At last! A hospital ward that puts dementia/mental health patients first..

    I went to visit my mum this afternoon,and to be honest I was gearing myself up for another fraught experience with the ward staff,Drs,whichever ward they had shipped my mum off to now-she's been on 3 different short stay medical assessment units since Tuesday night,the last one being truly awful in...

    Started by Chaucer 1931‎, 05-04-2014 08:37 PM
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  14. Mothers memory fine but behaviour dreadful

    I am so very confused, I have had my mother assessed by a psychogeriatrician, and she passed the memory test with flying colours, but her behaviour is dreadful. We have lived with her to care for her for 4 years, we now also have a live in carer for the past 6 months. My mother has slowly...

    Started by flump123‎, 02-04-2014 05:41 PM
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    04-04-2014, 05:31 PM
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  15. Husband not helping

    I need to rant. My OH is driving me to screaming, its like hes taking the mickey out of me for not remembering stuff. Like just now, before the phone call he was fixing something, he reckons he said he would scrap it before he put it back together but i said dont bother ill see if i can get my...

    Started by youngster‎, 04-04-2014 10:34 AM
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    04-04-2014, 11:00 AM
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  16. mum cant remember what she did 1 hour ago

    hi, ive just come across this forum and have read a few posts. there is obviously a lot of knowledge and experience here so I would be grateful for any thoughts on my concerns. mum has always been a bit forgetful but since my dad died last april things have got much worse and the last few weeks...

    Started by spuddle‎, 13-03-2014 11:35 AM
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  17. Reading and writing

    Dad has Alzheimer's and is very distressed because he can no longer do the two things he enjoyed and was good at - reading and writing. Has anybody got any tips on how to help him with this? He is at a loss at what to do with himself all day and wanders aimlessly or sinks into depression.

    Started by kathycull‎, 02-04-2014 05:43 PM
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    02-04-2014, 11:27 PM
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  18. Grandad has dementia and I'm worried about what he is doing. Please help

    My grandad has been diagnosed with dementia and my nan sectioned him a few weeks ago. Since then another patient in the hospital has mistaken him for her husband and my grandad is now thinking that this other woman is his wife. He is due to come out in a couple of weeks and I believe that when he...

    Started by bobj305‎, 28-03-2014 09:20 AM
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    01-04-2014, 10:33 PM
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  19. Update


    Started by Desperation‎, 27-03-2014 07:28 PM
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  20. Passed Doctors test but clearly something is very wrong

    Hi I am hoping someone can give me some advice on what to do about my Gran's situation. Over the past year her memory has been getting bad - which we just put down to old age, but since Christmas she has got significantly worse. She continually asks the same questions (almost immediately after...

    Started by shellmcox‎, 26-03-2014 06:11 PM
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    26-03-2014, 09:37 PM
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  21. my mum

    my mum has been having memory problems for about 18 months now although she thinks she has a good memory. My dad passed away suddenly just before Christmas he suffered a massive heart attack and died instantly. This was a big shock to us all as he had been fit and healthy still playing golf twice a...

    Started by sashadog‎, 21-02-2014 11:56 AM
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    25-03-2014, 08:43 PM
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  22. Grandad

    Felling rather helpless grandad had a chest infection and was taken into hospital as it was felt he was no longer coping at home anyway in hospital he became incontinent so they decided to keep him im for further monitoring..I previously took him for a brain scan but he wouldn't participate (I...

    Started by emmawxx‎, 21-03-2014 08:50 AM
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    21-03-2014, 03:45 PM
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  23. Post In laws won't share information

    Hi I am a concerned d-i-l and would welcome some suggestions. My 'Mum' has started having memory problems, which she is aware of and has visited her GP. She has since had a two appointments with the memory clinic, but we have no idea what the outcome is. Mum and Dad, both in their 80's, live...

    Started by dilne‎, 01-03-2014 11:22 AM
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    15-03-2014, 10:33 AM
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  24. Private Memory Assessment

    I just wanted to update my recent post, to say that I have now had my Mum assessed privately in the comfort of her own home, and she has a mixed dementia, Alzheimer's at a moderate stage and vascular disease. What hurts the most is the time we have had to wait and the decline for my Mum, yes I...

    Started by Care1968‎, 14-02-2014 12:15 AM
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    13-03-2014, 09:19 PM
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  25. repeating things - a symptom?

    hi here, new to this forum, but glad it is here. I'm a bit concerned about a friend, who's in their 80s and am wondering if this might be an early symptom of something... The friend, every time we meet up or speak on the phone, seems fixated about certain workplace incidents that happened to...

    Started by Belinda3‎, 09-03-2014 09:28 PM
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    13-03-2014, 12:38 PM
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