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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. 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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    22-01-2015, 07:41 PM
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  2. 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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    22-01-2015, 06:01 PM
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Question I'm terribly scared

    I have been having issues for some years now. I am a type 1 diabetic who was diagnosed at the age of six. I manage my diabetes quite well and have not been admitted into hospital for many years now. I developed insulin resistance which means i need to take three extra tablets twice a day. No biggy....

    Started by Jenf‎, 14-01-2015 08:19 PM
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    14-01-2015, 09:21 PM
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  8. Diagnosis and help for elderly parents.

    Hi, I posted on here back in 2012 asking advice about my mum displaying the first possible signs of dementia. Several months later I wrote to her GP and asked if he could see my mum under the pretence of a health check, which he did. My mum stormed out of the doctors when the GP questioned her...

    Started by Kendo469‎, 07-01-2015 09:35 PM
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    14-01-2015, 07:39 PM
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  9. Gran getting worse...where to go from here?

    Hi Everyone, Looking for a bit of advice please. My Gran has had memory problems for the last 10 years, which have progressively got worse. My Grandad died 10 years ago and she misses him terribly and it has all went downhill from there. About a year ago, she finally agreed to go to the...

    Started by MsMain90‎, 12-01-2015 04:13 PM
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    13-01-2015, 12:59 AM
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  10. 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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    11-01-2015, 08:17 PM
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  11. Concerned about my husband

    For some time now I have been concerned by my husbands behaviour. His memory seems ok but he is very apathetic, disinterested and socially seems very inept. This is new behaviour for him but is causing me distress. I have recently browsed the web and learned about behaviour variant FLD. Can anyone...

    Started by hollybough‎, 08-01-2015 11:16 AM
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    10-01-2015, 10:26 AM
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  12. functional memory disorder(problem)/conversion disorder

    Has anyone knowledge of/experience of the above condition, please.

    Started by Logan‎, 08-01-2015 01:46 PM
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    09-01-2015, 11:27 AM
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  13. Sudden cognitive decline at young age

    Hello everybody, I am new here. I am 29. In January 2014 I suffered from sudden cognitive decline. It happened after I withdrew one dietary supplement. The cognitive decline was felt within days, especially short-term memory. Then it was worsening slowlier, but till now significantly. Already in...

    Started by smithy1928‎, 08-01-2015 10:33 AM
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    08-01-2015, 10:33 AM
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  14. 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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    05-01-2015, 04:11 PM
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  15. Concerned about partner

    I haven't posted recently but am now back. I have tried with help of my partners sister to get him to the doctors about his repetitiveness and other things. Sadly now his sister has told my partner that he doesn't have any issues with repetitiveness etc. My partner has also changed doctors because...

    Started by lvplbrian‎, 11-12-2014 09:50 AM
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    05-01-2015, 04:04 PM
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  16. Mum won't get dad a diagnosis.

    Hi all. This is my first time posting. I'm looking for some help in getting my dad diagnosed. He's very obviously been living with demetic for some time now. At first it was memory slips, couldn't remember the names for things and started miming most of the time for simple words for things like...

    Started by mumsyme‎, 29-12-2014 01:19 PM
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    05-01-2015, 03:57 PM
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  17. REM Sleep Disorder

    Hi Does anyone know if you get REM sleep disorder associated with any other Dementia's apart from Lewy bodies?

    Started by angelicatoo‎, 04-01-2015 10:45 PM
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  18. 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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    31-12-2014, 09:17 PM
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  19. For the last year I have been worried about my mother who is 94

    She lives alone in a rural village. My dad died 3 years ago and he had severe dementia problems and had to go into a care home. I organised all of that while working 200 miles away. I used up all my annual leave going backwards and forwards for a couple of years. I didn't earn much so it was...

    Started by la lucia‎, 29-12-2014 04:23 PM
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    29-12-2014, 09:12 PM
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  20. Is it worth pursuing diagnosis if life expectancy not long?

    I think my Mum is showing symptoms of dementia - but haven't broached the subject with her yet and am wondering whether to or not because she has serious underlying medical conditions which to my great sadness I think she will die from (probably in the next 6-12 months) and am wondering whether I...

    Started by Pooky's Mum‎, 21-12-2014 09:24 PM
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    29-12-2014, 07:10 PM
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  21. We're at our wits end.....

    Hi, this is my first post on here and it's in regards to my nan, who is 78. For the past few years my nan has become increasingly forgetful, forgetting our names and names of objects etc, we put this down to being old age. However, these last few months nan had become increasingly worse, and...

    Started by hayleylsl‎, 20-12-2014 11:20 PM
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    29-12-2014, 04:14 PM
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  22. Update waiting for a scan

    I wasn't sure about posting this as I don't want to appear insensitive, but to just disappear would be rude after the support and advice I have received on TP. I saw a Neurologist for a 2nd opinion yesterday and she disagreed with the hospital doctor. She said I do not have Parkinson's or...

    Started by Little moth‎, 23-12-2014 11:19 AM
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    23-12-2014, 01:16 PM
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  23. Unhappy Father Dementia (to be confirmed) and Mother Cancer (Confirmed)

    This is my first post, so looking for any advice / comments etc from anyone who may be in a similar position. In the title you will see that I have said Father (Dementia) TBC, I say TBC but it does unfortunately seem to be just now waiting for the final confirmation. My mother is also currently...

    Started by Spoonface‎, 22-12-2014 11:24 PM
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    23-12-2014, 10:30 AM
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  24. Poor Judgement/Is This A Dementia Issue?

    I have posted before ... back in June 2014 ... about my mother. More is happening now and I need to ask again. I guess, my denial, never goes away. Our talks are becoming more and more confused. At first I thought it was me, but it is she who flips from topic to topic leaving me lost. She was...

    Started by Anonymous4now‎, 16-12-2014 04:27 PM
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    18-12-2014, 03:47 PM
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  25. 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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