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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 02:32 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 02:18 PM
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  1. 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, 03-02-2015 11:53 PM
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    04-02-2015, 10:37 PM
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  2. 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 03:30 AM
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    04-02-2015, 06:55 PM
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  3. 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 07:08 PM
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    31-01-2015, 08:46 PM
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  4. 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 04:27 PM
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    31-01-2015, 12:20 PM
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  5. 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, 21-01-2015 11:45 PM
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    22-01-2015, 12:42 AM
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  6. 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 08:40 PM
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    19-01-2015, 09:58 PM
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  7. 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 01:47 PM
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    17-01-2015, 05:10 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 08:35 PM
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    14-01-2015, 06:39 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 03:13 PM
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    12-01-2015, 11:59 PM
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  10. 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 10:16 AM
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    10-01-2015, 09:26 AM
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  11. functional memory disorder(problem)/conversion disorder

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

    Started by Logan‎, 08-01-2015 12:46 PM
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    09-01-2015, 10:27 AM
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  12. 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 09:33 AM
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  13. 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 06:24 PM
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    05-01-2015, 03:11 PM
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  14. 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 08:50 AM
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    05-01-2015, 03:04 PM
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  15. 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 12:19 PM
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    05-01-2015, 02:57 PM
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  16. 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 09:45 PM
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  17. 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 04:52 PM
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    31-12-2014, 08:17 PM
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  18. 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 03:23 PM
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    29-12-2014, 08:12 PM
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  19. 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 08:24 PM
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    29-12-2014, 06:10 PM
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  20. 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 10:20 PM
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    29-12-2014, 03:14 PM
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  21. 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 10:19 AM
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    23-12-2014, 12:16 PM
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  22. 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 10:24 PM
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    23-12-2014, 09:30 AM
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  23. 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 03:27 PM
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    18-12-2014, 02:47 PM
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  24. 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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  25. Memory assessment scores

    My Dad went to a memory assessment clinic in West Sussex today. Like most blokes he hasn't asked enough questions about what it all means, says results going to be sent to his GP and possible scan b4 Christmas. Does anyone have any idea what test they would have used? Dad said he scores 91 but...

    Started by Xeenies‎, 27-11-2014 06:58 PM
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    12-12-2014, 07:49 PM
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