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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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    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. Getting the story wrong

    For some time - 2 years - my husband has feared he may have dementia as he forgets things. He's seen our GP twice and passed tests easily and been sent away. I think he just doesn't listen. During this last week my husband has totally muddled 2 things I told him. A story about a friend finding his...

    Started by Freojan‎, 25-02-2015 10:10 AM
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  2. 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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    04-03-2015, 11:46 PM
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  3. Concerns with Mum and as a result also Dad, any advice welcome!

    Hi, i am new to this forum and looking for some advice. As a family we have all noticed a marked change in our mothers memory, this is mainly related to short term memories. We have recently all been to visit to voice our concerns and try to convince her that she should see a doctor. She has a...

    Started by rwmlb1978‎, 04-03-2015 04:09 PM
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    04-03-2015, 07:35 PM
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  4. Friends brother.

    X was assessed yesterday as having "slight learning difficulties" but I'd be interested in your opinions as my friend and her family and I think there is more to it. At the assessment he was asked if he had friends and told them a complete fantasy about three mates who come round for a beer etc....

    Started by Jess26‎, 04-03-2015 04:48 PM
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    04-03-2015, 05:31 PM
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  5. Early onset and type of memory issues

    I think mum has early onset dementia (she's in her 60s) but her behaviour and memory baffles dad and I. She will hide things in empty liner bags (toothbrush, soap etc) and then forget where they are, but she will offer to take my plate through to the kitchen. Some times her memory seems fine,...

    Started by Dayperson‎, 28-02-2015 02:02 PM
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    02-03-2015, 10:03 PM
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  6. Best place for treatement in the UK

    Which area of the UK is best for diagnosing and treating dementia? Also how long does the process take, i.e. time on waiting lists etc. I heard on TV yesterday that it took someone 3 years to get diagnosed, is this normal?

    Started by Dayperson‎, 27-02-2015 02:34 PM
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    01-03-2015, 03:02 PM
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  7. Concerned about a companion

    Hi everybody, I am new to the forum, which I am so pleased I have found and would be grateful for any advice. I share my house with a companion, who is 77. I have concerns over a few things, he frequently leaves the gas hob burning after using it, I have come home many times to this. ...

    Started by Tily‎, 30-01-2015 03:44 PM
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    28-02-2015, 09:55 AM
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  8. Personal memory loss

    This is not Alzheimer's related as such but I did not know where else to turn for advice about memory loss. I am 17 years old and I have noticed over the last 5 years my visual memory has gotten worse, it is no so bad I can not even recall what I look like or even my mother's face even though I see...

    Started by headwig100‎, 26-02-2015 03:46 AM
    memory loss
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    26-02-2015, 06:04 AM
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  9. Concerns over my mum's behaviour and memory

    Hello, Now my mum started showing these signs back in 2007. Since my mum was in her late 40s we put it down to the menopause- which she is seeking treatment for. She had always been quite a mild tempered, quiet lady...quite shy. She has now become quite spiteful and forgetful over little...

    Started by angel_eyes‎, 17-01-2015 09:45 AM
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    23-02-2015, 08:23 AM
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  10. Unhappy Keep taking Mum with memory problems to doctor but ignored

    Every time I take my 90 year old Mum to the doctor and tell them about her bad memory they just ignore me. Everyone says what do you expect at her age. I notice that memory problems are noted on her notes. Now she doesn't want to go as she says she doesn't want to know. I took her to another...

    Started by Dramlouie‎, 20-02-2015 08:34 PM
    deficiency, doctor, elderly, mineral, stress, supplements, undiagnosed, vitamin
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    20-02-2015, 08:48 PM
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  11. Getting diagnosed and treatment in the UK

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. I'm currently living in France and my mum has been getting iller the past year, with rapid deterioration in her memory in the past few weeks. She saw the doctor this week (who speaks English) I had to prompt her and she struggled to say what pain she was having...

    Started by Dayperson‎, 18-02-2015 07:08 PM
    diagnosis, return, treatment, united kingdom
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    19-02-2015, 12:00 PM
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  12. Behaviour Causing Concern

    I have been awake since 3.30a.m. worrying about my husband's increasingly difficult behaviour. His parents had Alzhheimers and it has occurred to me previously that he may be showing signs. However he has become very difficult lately - mood swings and unreasonable behaviour. Becomes angry and...

    Started by SandieM‎, 10-01-2015 06:19 AM
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    16-02-2015, 10:03 PM
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  13. Red face memory cinic

    Have just received appointment for memory clinic for my husband, panic! Hadn't expected it to be so quick so was surprised that it's next week. They say appointment could last up to an hour and a half, don't really know what to expect, can anyone tell me what will happen? I have been keeping...

    Started by yorkie46‎, 13-02-2014 10:47 PM
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  14. Post I think my grandma has dementia but my Dad and uncle wont listen to me

    My grandma has been forgetting things for a while now, it was only little things so we didn't think anything was wrong but she had an accident and was in hospital for a while, it was then we noticed her memory was getting worse because she couldn't remember what the inside of her house looked like....

    Started by lovatofan23‎, 12-02-2015 08:04 PM
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    14-02-2015, 03:45 AM
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  15. Worried about Mum

    My mum's daily memory and communication skills are getting really bad and I'm not sure what to do. I think she needs to go to the doctors but she just gets angry with me whenever I suggest it, and says the more I suggest it the more likely she is to not go. The other day she called me in to the...

    Started by sghcmcrbvb‎, 10-02-2015 11:21 PM
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    11-02-2015, 05:31 PM
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  16. 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 05:05 PM
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    05-02-2015, 11:45 PM
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  17. Mum having memory problems.. MRI says no signs of dementia

    My question to this wonderful forum is, is the MRI definitive? I am sure mum has some form of dementia starting, but the MRI scan shows normal age related shrinkage.... Could she still have dementia? She passes all the memory tests... But her short term memory is pretty dire.... They don't seem to...

    Started by CathieL‎, 21-01-2015 09:16 PM
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    05-02-2015, 12:46 PM
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  18. Partner in denial

    Hi I've just joined the forum as I could do with sharing experiences that I have with my partner. From reading some of the threads I know I am not alone in my concerns. Since October I have been keeping a record of jigs my partner of 5 years does and says. It started with memory but wasn't sure if...

    Started by Pembslass‎, 04-02-2015 12:53 AM
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    04-02-2015, 11:37 PM
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  19. Worried about my dad

    My dad has not been diagnosed with anything but we are worried sick. I have not read all the comments on this page but I will. My dad is 75 and my poor wee mum is 73. She does not keep well herself. My dad was always so clever, quickwitted and ahead of everyone. he has opinions on...

    Started by petesdaughter‎, 01-02-2015 04:30 AM
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    04-02-2015, 07:55 PM
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  20. Unhappy not getting information at hospital

    Hi all My name is Karen and i am new on here. My Dad is 96 and in hospital.He has had memory problems for at least a year now but apparently passed a memory test last May.I beg to differ on this but the consultant did the test without me present. Anyway he's is hospital,and his delusions are...

    Started by karaokequeen‎, 31-01-2015 08:08 PM
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    31-01-2015, 09:46 PM
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  21. worries about my father-in-law

    Hi all, my fil is in his mid 80s & over the past 18 months has changed so much. He repeats things about 3/4 times in 10 minutes,even when we tell him he's already told us before, he wanders from room to room not remembering what he was going to do. He has taken to bleaching ...

    Started by dilly1‎, 28-01-2015 05:27 PM
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    31-01-2015, 01:20 PM
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  22. Worried about changes in husband

    My husband has always had slight problems in use of language, both comprehension of and expression of complex concepts. However non verbally he has been a top performer, very good at maths ,and related things. He has held a top job in the oil business and still trains people in sales techniques...

    Started by Anguscat‎, 22-01-2015 12:45 AM
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    22-01-2015, 01:42 AM
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  23. Please all help welcome

    Really grateful for any advice. My father in law shows all the signs of early dementia (in my opinion only based on my grandmother going through it). He's only 70. My mother in law I think knows but is saying it's all ok as he's really amiable. My husband (his son) wants to help but isn't sure...

    Started by Nightsky‎, 18-01-2015 09:40 PM
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    19-01-2015, 10:58 PM
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  24. Implications for work

    Hi, my mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I take turns with my family in looking after her, but I've recently become more worried about my own memory. I've had a very stressful time having lost my 29 year old son in a car accident 9 months ago and my dad died a few months ago, although...

    Started by Jenny57‎, 16-01-2015 02:47 PM
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    17-01-2015, 06:10 PM
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  25. Does this sound like dementia?

    My motherinlaw is 90 and in poor physical health. She lives in her own rented apartment but has the services of a professional paid carer on a daily basis. The doctor (she says) visits her weekly but I think that is only to check basic things such as her temperature and blood pressure. She...

    Started by Envelope‎, 13-01-2015 07:13 PM
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    15-01-2015, 06:58 PM
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