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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 session on diagnosis - today 2-3pm

    Hi everyone, Just to let you know that between 2-3pm, we'll be running a dementia support session in the chat room - today's topic is diagnosis. If you have concerns about your own or someone else's memory and are seeking a diagnosis of dementia, chances are there will be other people who...

    Started by HarrietD‎, Yesterday 10:41 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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  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. My Dad is Hallucinating, Could he have Alzheimer's

    Hi everyone Im Al, I , along with my Mother, Sister and Brother are going through a bit of a knightmare with my Dad. He's nearly 70 and lives in the country with my mum. He's a quiet man and is very able bodied and still works as a plasterer and looks after finch's and other birds in his spare...

    Started by rasher‎, Today 02:44 AM
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  2. how long did you have to wait for a diagnosis?

    Hi everyone Mum had a test at the memory clinic yesterday, quite lengthy, we were there about an hour and a half altogether. The doctor (?) who did the test said she now has to have scan and then they will meet to discuss the results and then she will find out around DECEMBER. This seems like a...

    Started by DollyO‎, 28-08-2014 05:03 PM
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  3. 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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    31-08-2014, 09:21 PM
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  4. I'm worried my Dad is showing signs of dementia

    I'm in need of some advice regarding my dad. We have Alzheimer's on both sides of the family. My dad's dad had the condition as well as 3 of my dad's uncles. I have read that Alzheimer's can be hereditary hence why I'm worried for my dad given his behaviour and personality changes in the last...

    Started by RachelCW‎, 31-08-2014 07:29 PM
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    31-08-2014, 07:39 PM
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  5. memory loss and confusion plus alcoholism

    My Dad is an alcoholic. He turned to alcohol to deal with the loss of my mum nearly 3 years ago. Alcohol makes him lose his words, fail to understand anything said to him and sometimes makes him aggressive. When he's not drinking he still has some level of confusion and words are a bit hit...

    Started by eebahgum‎, 27-08-2014 10:56 PM
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    30-08-2014, 04:13 PM
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  6. Getting a GP to initiate a conversation about memory (problems)

    Hello, I've been coming on this website and reading posts for some time now and have found it so helpful to read about and learn from other people's experiences. I have tried to follow some of the advice given to people in similar situations and have got stuck so am hoping that I might be able...

    Started by agur‎, 29-08-2014 09:36 PM
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    30-08-2014, 10:46 AM
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  7. is there a problem?

    Hi everyone. I am 65 and been concerned for some years about my memory, recently I plucked up courage to mention it to my GP. I got referred to a memory clinic where I thought I was going to see a psychologist but in fact I think it was 2 psychiatrists. I did well on the test, scoring 91, and was...

    Started by mancali‎, 26-08-2014 06:15 PM
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    29-08-2014, 10:13 AM
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  8. Poor Mum!

    Hello, I'm new here! I've had some concerns for a while over Mum's memory: word finding difficulties,inability to use her laptop, getting confused during conversations with telephone providers etc. My fears seem to have been confirmed during a visit at the weekend. Mum came with my uncle (she's...

    Started by Aloysius‎, 19-08-2014 05:41 PM
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    28-08-2014, 08:27 AM
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  9. can anybody help answer some questions please

    Hi I'm new here and was hoping someone could help me....I go to visit my 91yr old nan everyday I am the only person that she sees..I had noticed over the last couple of years that she was getting forgetful and slower in her walking but put it down to age.back last Month she was admitted to hospital...

    Started by onewills‎, 26-08-2014 12:48 PM
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    26-08-2014, 03:44 PM
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  10. memory & speech loss

    This week out of nowhere, with no other signs and symptoms my family nember and i were talking abiut what we had done that day. Out of the blue my family was unable to verbalise what he "knew what he wanted to say". He tried several times to correct himself but could not say what he wanted. It was...

    Started by ellierose‎, 24-08-2014 01:24 AM
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  11. Concerned about my mum

    I am concerned that my mum may have early signs of dementia. My mum is 79 years old. Up until a month ago when she got a water infection she has always been in good health takes no medication & very rarely sees a doctor. My mum lives on her own & before her water infection she was totally capable...

    Started by Tich028‎, 20-08-2014 10:22 AM
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    20-08-2014, 07:46 PM
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  12. 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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  13. non relative worried about someone

    Hi guys, never posted in a forum like this before, however I'm pretty lost. I work on a holiday park, and we have people who own holiday homes, these people spend a lot of time with us and we form some great bonds, this one particular owner is probably in his 80's (we'll call him Bill) has...

    Started by person1‎, 18-08-2014 05:42 PM
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  14. memory clinic last Thursday

    My mum went to the memory clinic and on the tests she scored 73 so wasn't too bad but then she is asking dad who he is and when is he going home. She keeps asking me if 'they' have gone home yet? They said she will see a doctor next time and she will either diagnose her with early stage dementia...

    Started by alison1981‎, 16-08-2014 09:13 PM
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    17-08-2014, 09:01 PM
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  15. My dad and his memory from a worried daughter

    Afternoon all, this is my first post after a morning of crying. I am so worried about my dad and his memory and his attitude. First off my dad is 78, he's all there (sort of) as in he seems totally fine when you talk to him and see him, (I talk to him and my mum everyday) he does have a...

    Started by Daddysgirl28‎, 15-08-2014 12:18 PM
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  16. My mum is waiting for a scan

    Hi, all this is very new but hope someone can tell me how things progress and what help is available. My mum has had two memory tests at the clinic with quite a big change from 29 to 23, having a scan this week. Does anyone know how quick you get a diagnosis? Mum has changed since a mini stroke a...

    Started by Chocdog‎, 03-08-2014 05:14 PM
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  17. Worried about husband

    I have noticed problems with my husbands memory/behaviour for the past two or three years. He is 62. He has recently seen a memory consultant and had an MRI scan and in-depth psycometric tests which have all come back negative. However, as I live with him I am all too aware of the changes. He...

    Started by Polar Bear‎, 12-08-2014 12:45 PM
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  18. deja vu

    Hi I am new to this forum and have never been on a forum before but I have concerns about my mum who is 86 and I think is fantastic, she is a mum of 10 (recently lost my brother) and a widow of 16 years, over the last year she has being having deja vu, she watches all the soaps and quiz programmes...

    Started by bridgetallen‎, 12-08-2014 11:52 PM
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  19. Parents living in Tenerife, has anyone any experience?

    Hi everyone, My parents live in Tenerife and my Dad has been unwell and we are concerned with his mental health. Honestly, I have been concerned for a couple of years, but my Mum has been a bit in denial. It's obvious that she's not coping, so I have encouraged her to come visit me in September...

    Started by Kerry33‎, 10-08-2014 04:35 PM
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  20. Nurse suggested we all go to a Alzheimer's group

    My mum will be going to the memory clinic on Thursday 14 August and hasn't got a diagnosis yet. I am confused cause the other day the nurse who comes to our house said there are Alzheimer's groups where you can all go together. I thought you had to get a diagnosis before going to those things?...

    Started by alison1981‎, 09-08-2014 02:17 PM
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    09-08-2014, 02:29 PM
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  21. 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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  22. please help

    Please could you give me your opinions and help on me and my husbands situation , Fist let me start by saying my husband is only 48 but is having extremely bad memory and related problems . It took us (my husband) sometime to be reffered to the memory clinic through our GP who took their...

    Started by onix‎, 01-08-2014 11:05 PM
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  23. 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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  24. The one disease where an early diagnosis is awful

    My mother has just been diagnosed with dementia, today actually. The neurologist actually told me she had the lowest test scores he's seen for someone her age. She is 50, I am 18. I am familiar with the disease and know that in rare cases it can be hereditary if she has the FAD gene. We never knew...

    Started by Determined S‎, 01-08-2014 07:15 AM
    dementia, greif, scared, whatdoido
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  25. seems a quick descent into not coping

    Mum bereaved 7 months ago. Always had anxiety and diagnosed 5 years ago after memory loss in mornings with eplipsy and given eplilin. No problems since although had some medium term memory issues (aged76). Very active-church,coffee mornings driving ,daily activities fine . In last few weeks sudden...

    Started by traceyr‎, 29-07-2014 11:20 PM
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