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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: Support with memory concerns - chat room session

    Hello everyone, If you have concerns about your memory, or someone else's, you may find it helpful to read a recent discussion we had in our chat room. The discussion transcript can be viewed >here<. The session was part of Dementia Awareness Week. Thanks :)

    Started by SerenaS‎, 22-05-2014 11:31 AM
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  2. 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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    14-02-2014, 02:32 PM
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  3. 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. 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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  2. Worried mum is progressing faster than the diagnosis!!

    Hi I feel that mum is progressing faster than we are getting a diagnosis. We have atteneded doctors, done memory test, had brain scan and go see the consultant on 19th August. In the meantime mum struggles to realise who I am, I'm her only daughter, her only child. Dad has been dead over 20...

    Started by 1953barney‎, 15-07-2014 09:49 AM
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    21-07-2014, 07:14 PM
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  3. I'm new to this - Mum's memory or lack of it really

    Hi everyone out thereI thought I would be proactive and start reading up about dementia. Mum's memory is so bad has been for 2 years now and rapidly getting worse. She knows and is very frightened. I've been putting off doing this but finally contacted GP - nothing that can be done unless she...

    Started by Blueberries01‎, 17-07-2014 03:15 PM
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    21-07-2014, 11:38 AM
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  4. Just want to chat

    Hi all, Just wanted to write down some thoughts as not sure what the problem is. Mum (76) had an MRI last week. My sister took her. Mum was petrified and they stopped after a few minutes (having said they had enough info) She has not had a memory test - I assume GP will do one when she gets...

    Started by Concerned J‎, 20-07-2014 02:26 PM
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    21-07-2014, 12:41 AM
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  5. I think my Mum has dementia but is not diagnosed.

    Hi, I am new so I hope I can get some advice please! My 88 year old Mum has been behaving increasingly oddly for the last 4/5 years now but things have really escalated since my brother was killed in a road accident last year. She was very upset at first but very quickly became extremely angry...

    Started by izzy2012‎, 04-07-2014 05:28 PM
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    20-07-2014, 08:53 PM
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  6. What to ask?

    Good morning :) . I'm posting this question because I'm not sure how to proceed or what sorts of questions I need be asking, so I'm hoping forum members can advise and maybe point me in the right direction. Basically, it's to do with my elderly Mum. She's 83, a widow, and lives alone some 3/4...

    Started by cobden28‎, 19-07-2014 01:05 PM
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    19-07-2014, 06:46 PM
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  7. long wait for brain scan?

    Hi I'm a newbie here. My mum had a provisional diagnosis of dementia from GP in late May/early June. Memory clinic/brain scan appointment is not until November! The family are worried about the delay. She is deteriorating every week and we want her to be put on medication to slow down progression,...

    Started by juju77‎, 16-07-2014 04:01 PM
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    17-07-2014, 04:26 PM
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  8. Sadness

    Hi, Having read some of the other postings, which were interesting I have just registered. My husband has been acting differently for several years now but is getting progressively worse with his poor memory and aggression. Both of which are understandable the more I read up on the subject, however...

    Started by witsend~1‎, 16-07-2014 03:31 PM
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    16-07-2014, 04:14 PM
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  9. My first time- worried daughter

    Hi all This is my first post on the forum. My mum (79) had a UTI recently that led to very confused behaviour and hospitalisation. On discharge her notes talked of small vessel disease and asked her GP to refer to a memory clinic. Mum attended an appointment at her local surgery. She says they...

    Started by Somerset1973‎, 14-07-2014 11:39 PM
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    15-07-2014, 07:06 AM
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  10. How to get a diagnosis for a reluctant patient?

    Hello My father has been convinced he has Alzheimer’s for some time, even though he not had a positive diagnosis. He is displaying a range of behaviours, which could be interpreted in many ways, but to sum up: 1. He has a noticeable and (for him) infuriating decline in mental acuity which he...

    Started by contstance‎, 14-07-2014 07:24 PM
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    14-07-2014, 09:11 PM
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  11. How do we keep mum calm when she's agitated and wanting to leave the house?

    I joined a while ago now and I got some very helpful advice from the lovely replies. We have all been worried about my mum for a while now and a few weeks ago she finally went to the doctors and my GP called me while she was there saying they don't want me there now and going on about the...

    Started by alison1981‎, 12-07-2014 09:26 PM
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    13-07-2014, 08:04 PM
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  12. 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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    13-07-2014, 03:56 PM
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  13. pre-existing memory loss and possible developing dementia?

    My father, who is turning 58 soon, was in a car accident about 15 years ago which caused him many physical injuries as well as long-term and short-term memory loss. While he has always had memory problems and forgotten things, it seems like it has been happening more frequently lately. He will ask...

    Started by kaitlynd‎, 10-07-2014 04:40 AM
    dementia, memory loss, trauma
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    10-07-2014, 04:40 AM
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  14. Getting a timely Diagnosis

    Hi All, does anyone have any tips or suggestions in getting a quick diagnosis? A little background, I have suspected my Mum was showing the early signs of dementia since the end of last year. at the same time she had mobility problems due to a bad hip. We focused on the hip problem resulting in a...

    Started by TonyO‎, 05-07-2014 11:31 PM
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    06-07-2014, 10:08 PM
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  15. Mum

    I don't know what to do my mums not been diagnosed yet but all the signs are there just had all the house decorated and the bathroom fitter is coming on Monday and she is now refusing to live with me till her new bathroom is done so this is crazy but I've ordered a portal oho one u would get inside...

    Started by Kobiandmillie‎, 04-07-2014 10:45 PM
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    05-07-2014, 12:28 AM
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  16. well I made a mess of that!

    Oh dear thought I would broach the subject of dementia with my mum today and I obviously went about it all the wrong way, Background-my mum is 84 yr old bundle of dynamite, She is the fittest , healthiest, strongest woman I know .From birth very deaf and has hyperactivity disorder.If she ia awake...

    Started by lilyoliver‎, 03-07-2014 09:02 PM
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    04-07-2014, 05:46 PM
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  17. Unhappy How do I learn to cope?

    My husband has memory problems and has been to memory clinic once but they have not made a diagnosis of dementia. However from experience he is showing all the signs of vascular dementia and MRI scan showed small vessel disease. My problem is that I am finding it difficult to deal with the way...

    Started by yorkie46‎, 31-05-2014 09:56 PM
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  18. Suspect uncle has dementia but doctors are out of the question.

    This is my first post here. I have been thinking for some time about becoming a dementia friend but unfortunately there are no meetings in my area that work around my hours. As such, dementia has been on my agenda lately especially looking at ways of helping customers at my job. Today I also...

    Started by Evadeville‎, 29-06-2014 07:22 PM
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    30-06-2014, 02:33 PM
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  19. Dads signs and symptons ?

    Hi all , this is my first post. My dad came over to mine last night at 8pm looking worried and distressed about his car tax which he decided needed sorting right then. I called mum who was in tears saying she cant cope with him . Apparently he had been on about the tax all day and then forgot...

    Started by digz‎, 30-06-2014 09:46 AM
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    30-06-2014, 01:48 PM
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  20. Awaiting more tests and diagnosis

    Hello everyone I'm new here so forgive me please if I don't make myself clear in the first instance. It's been brought to my attention from neighbours, friends and colleagues that my mum's memory has been failing her for some time. Unfortunately due to our past relationship we haven't been able to...

    Started by smailes‎, 27-06-2014 03:27 PM
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    29-06-2014, 09:44 PM
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  21. Lightbulb concerned about my memory loss/confusion

    Hi, I am desperate to know what is happening to my brain. My GP says it is normal to have memory loss at my age (70) but I know it is absolutely abnormal because I cannot make decisions, concentrate on anything for more than a few seconds, can't comprehend the most simple explanations and had to...

    Started by haras‎, 26-06-2014 07:53 AM
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    29-06-2014, 08:36 AM
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  22. Attended first clinic appointment today with mum....

    Went to the memory clinic with mum today for the first time, she told me before we went there that I had not got to say anything to them as they would think she was mad!! The appointment went very well and the actual test he did with mum was very enlightening for me as I could see where her...

    Started by 1953barney‎, 15-05-2014 05:45 PM
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    27-06-2014, 09:05 PM
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  23. Mild Cognitive Impairment support

    Hi Not to sure how relevant this post is going to be but would like to see if there are any more people out there in the same position as I am. I have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment at the ripe age of 54 after a year off testing and treatment by a specialist for the dementia team in...

    Started by Madfor11‎, 25-06-2014 08:14 PM
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    25-06-2014, 08:14 PM
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  24. 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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    24-06-2014, 06:08 PM
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  25. Need some advice in trying to identify dementia in close family member

    Hello, I'd really appreciate some help in working out if a very close family member has dementia. I'm aware of the signs and symptoms but also how very similar they are to stress, tiredness, old age and maybe depression too. Would anyone be able to help? I can provide a list of errors/happenings...

    Started by Cat_H‎, 20-05-2014 08:57 PM
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    23-06-2014, 10:32 PM
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