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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. non family member with concerns

    hi i have real concerns for a friend who has all the signs of dementia which have got much worse over the last year. he is in denial, his employer seems to turn a blind eye and his family do not accept there is a problem either. is there anything i can do as a non relative other than stand by and...

    Started by Jimmy83‎, Today 01:08 AM
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  2. father's memory

    i posted a while ago now about my dads memory failings,i made an appointment with his doctor and explained my concerns but as you all know he would hot discuss personnel information without my fathers consent. i have talked to my dad about his memory loss and he does acknowledge he has a problem,...

    Started by chrisbaines‎, Yesterday 10:58 PM
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  3. Worried about my Dad

    Hi, I am looking for some advice and support on what I can do to help my parents. My Dad is 70 years old and has changed significantly over the last four/five years. He used to be a busy strong man, which a sharp sense of humour working all the hours he could even up to when he retired. He...

    Started by skidders1305‎, Yesterday 11:01 AM
    loss of personality, worried about mum and dad
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  4. 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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    28-10-2014, 08:52 AM
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  5. Worried about my wife's behaviour and memory

    Hello all I have come here for some advice and I do not know what to do. For the past 2 years or so my wife's memory has become poorer and poorer but I do now know if it is dementia or if she is just heartbroken. 17 years ago now, our 16 year old daughter was brutally killed by her...

    Started by worriedhubby‎, 27-10-2014 06:42 PM
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    27-10-2014, 08:41 PM
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  6. 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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  7. Worrying about myself

    Dear all, First of all, many thanks for reading me, and I hope you won't find my concerns ridiculous in comparison to what other people might experience. In this regard, I hope my asking about my little issues will not offend anyone. I am slightly worried about one thing that seems to happen...

    Started by canwehaveachat‎, 25-10-2014 06:05 PM
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    25-10-2014, 09:19 PM
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  8. Does my mum have Alzheimers, and what should I do?

    I really hope that you will read this post through and that someone can help. Im an 18 year old girl who together with my 26 year old sister have had concerns about our 58 year-old mom. It all started 1 year ago, when my mother went to visit my sister for a longer period of time. She stayed...

    Started by alzheimer‎, 23-10-2014 08:22 PM
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    23-10-2014, 09:53 PM
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  9. concerns about my mother

    Hi.Not really sure if anyone can help.I am starting to have serious worries about my mum.She is 72,in her final year at university,loves hiking and goes to zumba,very sociable and loves to go on holidays.However,my step Dad has been in full time nursing care for over five years now as a result of a...

    Started by rorobags‎, 23-10-2014 02:02 PM
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    23-10-2014, 02:06 PM
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  10. 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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    22-10-2014, 11:12 PM
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  11. My Mums strange behaviour

    I am a very concerned daughter. My mother is 83 and is absolutely fighting fit and looks incredible. This week has been worrying and Im not sure what to make of it. My Mum has never been the most sociable, prefers to stay in, almost convinced she had some form of agoraphobia in the past, happy...

    Started by Numberone1‎, 21-10-2014 01:13 AM
    agitation, dementia, thyroid
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    22-10-2014, 06:40 AM
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  12. Unhappy How do i broach the subject of my mum's memory

    It has become more apparent over the last few weeks or more that my mum is suffering from problems with her memory, quite often she will repeat the same thing several times in a 5 minute telephone conversation. Alongside this when in a face to face conversation she at times appears to zone out as...

    Started by Karl66‎, 21-10-2014 10:40 AM
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    21-10-2014, 10:59 AM
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  13. Are Blood Tests the Be all and end all of answers ?

    My mom has just had her Blood results back and the GP says there fine ! mom is over the moon and suggest that she hasn't got Alzheimer's. So can you explain why her behaviour is changing from week to week and forgetting to take her pills, as for going out shopping, this takes a good half an hour to...

    Started by 2me2you‎, 04-02-2014 03:41 PM
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    19-10-2014, 08:09 PM
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  14. 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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  15. Concerns about grandmother

    Hi everyone, My Granny (aged 81) seems to be getting worse and worse with her memory, and I'm really concerned about her... but I don't know what to do, because she really doesn't want to go to the doctor's about it, and I'm scared she's going to forget vital things (she's type 2 diabetic, for...

    Started by pinetree‎, 15-10-2014 10:25 PM
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    15-10-2014, 11:22 PM
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  16. Mother with memory problems in denial... help!

    All my mother is 77 and has failed two memory tests. She is refusing to consent to any tests via the memory clinic. She is adamant there is nothing wrong with her memory and is quite aggressive and cruel towards me even thought I'm only trying to help. She gets into a constant loop on...

    Started by Debs0162‎, 22-09-2014 09:29 PM
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    14-10-2014, 08:27 PM
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  17. Help

    I have been noticing problems with my mums Memory over the last year, and other signs of behaviours That were not quite right .... I did go to the GP in my own to express my concerns , And she wanted to see mum . After much Denial and not wanting to go .. I got her there . She failed the...

    Started by Kazzaf‎, 20-09-2014 09:30 AM
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    13-10-2014, 05:31 PM
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  18. Widow Neighbor

    Hi, My neighbor, widowed and has no children, suffers from Dementia and is Diabetic. She must be roughly around 60 years old. In the past year or so, a man who used to deliver food from a fast food place has slowly started spending longer hours at this ladies house. He now even spends the night at...

    Started by lilkaur‎, 09-10-2014 11:20 PM
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    10-10-2014, 07:01 AM
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  19. Angry having probs u standing? release from hospital d/charged v.soon diagnonis?

    hi my friend had some probs with short term mem probs but handeled covering up well as we thought is was his age and stress full life he had had even tho he was only 68 and previously had a v.bad drink prob for many years who now for past 6 yrs does not drink or smoke he was taken to a and e as he...

    Started by newbie2014‎, 09-10-2014 05:09 PM
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  20. Concerned about my mother

    Apologies for the empty post. Please ignore this.

    Started by Beeko79‎, 07-10-2014 11:55 PM
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  21. My Neighbour

    Hi, I'm looking to get some advice. My partner and I have recently moved to a new area. We met our elderly neighbour who introduced himself as he was standing at his front door. Several days later we heard him shouting loudly to himself, asking why there was nobody to help him. He shouts this...

    Started by Jkb91‎, 05-10-2014 04:23 PM
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    06-10-2014, 08:31 AM
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  22. Daily 'funny turns' a possible symptom?

    My mom has been having these turns for many months now. She describes it as a kind of buzzing in her head and say that her tongue feels strange - almost like its swelling. Her one hand feels weak and she opens and closes it whilst having the 'turn'. Her one pupil dilates slightly too. They last...

    Started by Nettie2998‎, 23-09-2014 08:47 PM
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  23. Poor short-term memory - any suggestions?

    My Dad who is 86 has just visited us to attend the wedding of my daughter, which was on Saturday. It was a wonderful day and went really well. The following day I asked Dad about the wedding and he couldn't remember a thing. I tried to prompt him a little but there was nothing there. Even when I...

    Started by njs44‎, 30-09-2014 05:40 PM
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    30-09-2014, 05:40 PM
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  24. What do we do now?

    It has taken us about 18months to get my mum to go to her GP about memory problems. The first appointment he sent her for blood tests, understandable to rule out anything else, she had to go to the nurse who told her all was well blood test showed she was fit and healthy. We then had another...

    Started by Brandysal‎, 27-09-2014 04:43 AM
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    27-09-2014, 06:06 AM
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  25. 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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    24-09-2014, 01:57 AM
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