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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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    03-10-2014, 08:48 PM
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Awaiting appt to see neurologist

    Hi everyone, I have been following for a few months having concerns for my OH. A few years ago he had some MRI scans that showed white matter lesions but was discharged when there was no change over a year. 2 years ago his GP gave him a short memory test which he dealt with ok until he came to...

    Started by nurserosetta‎, 11-09-2014 11:26 PM
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    22-09-2014, 07:07 PM
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  13. 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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    22-09-2014, 03:50 PM
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  14. Legal standing

    Hello, I apologize if this thread already exists, I had a look through but could not find what I was hoping to read. I am currently looking after an elderly relative, who has reticently needed grater assistance due to illness. I have a long experience as a care assistant specializing in dementia...

    Started by maf‎, 19-09-2014 02:01 PM
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    19-09-2014, 10:32 PM
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  15. Is it early sign of Alzheimer?

    Hello Everyone My father who is over 58 years old now recently showed some strange behavior which I do not remember observing earlier. That was something very small like once he asked where is my mobile phone's remote (he wanted to ask where is my mobile phone's charger), he brought home some ling...

    Started by amitinddr‎, 18-09-2014 06:29 AM
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    19-09-2014, 12:23 PM
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  16. Slow NHS and now a stroke?

    This is my first post, my mum (72) has been waiting for a referral to the Elderley care clinic to be assessed for what seems ages now, far too long and has now been taken to hospital witha suspected stroke. i live 3hours away and am now awaiting a phone call from my Dad who is her carer - Feel very...

    Started by Jenb123‎, 12-09-2014 11:09 PM
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    17-09-2014, 11:34 PM
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  17. A sudden decline

    Dear all, My father in law, who is 91, has just had a sudden change in behaviour over the last couple of weeks. I wonder if anyone has had a similar experience, or any ideas what may have caused it? I thought that dementia came on slowly; maybe he's had it for years and we never guessed. Up...

    Started by Elene‎, 15-09-2014 01:52 PM
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    15-09-2014, 03:10 PM
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  18. Concerned for a relative

    Hi everyone, I'm sorry if this isn't the right place for this post, My Grandmother's turning 85 this year, she's always been talkative, active and always seemed a lot younger than she actually is. We're very close (she did a lot of my upbringing) and I used to see her almost every day but a...

    Started by LittleMy‎, 14-09-2014 11:38 PM
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    15-09-2014, 12:16 AM
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  19. Dealing With Doctors

    I think my father has some form of dementia as he is showing the following signs: short term memory loss Unable to map is way around when on a recent holiday e.g. to and from hotel or even finding where the toilet is. Simple task on holiday such as operating the shower. He is 68 and his...

    Started by mrfixituk‎, 14-09-2014 05:55 PM
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    14-09-2014, 06:17 PM
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  20. Banging my head against a brick wall!!!

    My Mum cannot remember anything me or my brother tell her, I'm desperate to get her to the doctors but she said we'll have to drag her. she wont go for a check up because "there is nothing wrong". Me and my brother went to see her last night to try and persuade her to visit her GP and after going...

    Started by mimbot76‎, 13-09-2014 10:47 PM
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  21. frustrating time's

    Hi (Have posted before but still im new to this) My nan GP has told me that dementia has set in the only reason I can think of him coming to this conclusion is an MRI scan she had in hospital for delirium which showed she had had a mini stroke apart from that he has done no test on my nan just...

    Started by onewills‎, 13-09-2014 08:03 AM
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    13-09-2014, 04:40 PM
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  22. 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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    13-09-2014, 10:55 AM
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  23. 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, 01-09-2014 10:41 AM
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    11-09-2014, 05:06 PM
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  24. My Lovely Mum :(

    Is there any way to get a faster diagnosis of Alzheimers?? My Mum has changed in the last year to 18 months and seems to be getting worse more recently. Dad and I have already taken Mum to the GP. She has had blood & Urine tests. Test with all the questions (in surgery), test with other questions...

    Started by DottyBev‎, 10-09-2014 11:15 PM
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    11-09-2014, 05:02 PM
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  25. 38 and forgetting / substituting words / memory concerns

    i'm 38 years old; I'm from the UK but I've been living in a non-native country for more than 10years. I work independently, but with my job I do get to communicate with native individuals a lot. Sometimes I forget words - the other day I couldn't think of the word "swollen", I could picture...

    Started by coffeecup‎, 09-09-2014 03:05 AM
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    09-09-2014, 10:52 PM
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