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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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    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. Concerned about a companion

    Hi everybody, I am new to the forum, which I am so pleased I have found and would be grateful for any advice. I share my house with a companion, who is 77. I have concerns over a few things, he frequently leaves the gas hob burning after using it, I have come home many times to this. ...

    Started by Tily‎, 30-01-2015 02:44 PM
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    28-02-2015, 08:55 AM
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  2. Personal memory loss

    This is not Alzheimer's related as such but I did not know where else to turn for advice about memory loss. I am 17 years old and I have noticed over the last 5 years my visual memory has gotten worse, it is no so bad I can not even recall what I look like or even my mother's face even though I see...

    Started by headwig100‎, 26-02-2015 02:46 AM
    memory loss
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    26-02-2015, 05:04 AM
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  3. 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 08:45 AM
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    23-02-2015, 07:23 AM
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  4. Unhappy Keep taking Mum with memory problems to doctor but ignored

    Every time I take my 90 year old Mum to the doctor and tell them about her bad memory they just ignore me. Everyone says what do you expect at her age. I notice that memory problems are noted on her notes. Now she doesn't want to go as she says she doesn't want to know. I took her to another...

    Started by Dramlouie‎, 20-02-2015 07:34 PM
    deficiency, doctor, elderly, mineral, stress, supplements, undiagnosed, vitamin
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    20-02-2015, 07:48 PM
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  5. Getting diagnosed and treatment in the UK

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. I'm currently living in France and my mum has been getting iller the past year, with rapid deterioration in her memory in the past few weeks. She saw the doctor this week (who speaks English) I had to prompt her and she struggled to say what pain she was having...

    Started by Dayperson‎, 18-02-2015 06:08 PM
    diagnosis, return, treatment, united kingdom
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    19-02-2015, 11:00 AM
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  6. 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 05:19 AM
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    16-02-2015, 09:03 PM
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  7. Red face memory cinic

    Have just received appointment for memory clinic for my husband, panic! Hadn't expected it to be so quick so was surprised that it's next week. They say appointment could last up to an hour and a half, don't really know what to expect, can anyone tell me what will happen? I have been keeping...

    Started by yorkie46‎, 13-02-2014 09:47 PM
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    16-02-2015, 03:51 PM
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  8. Post I think my grandma has dementia but my Dad and uncle wont listen to me

    My grandma has been forgetting things for a while now, it was only little things so we didn't think anything was wrong but she had an accident and was in hospital for a while, it was then we noticed her memory was getting worse because she couldn't remember what the inside of her house looked like....

    Started by lovatofan23‎, 12-02-2015 07:04 PM
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    14-02-2015, 02:45 AM
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  9. Worried about Mum

    My mum's daily memory and communication skills are getting really bad and I'm not sure what to do. I think she needs to go to the doctors but she just gets angry with me whenever I suggest it, and says the more I suggest it the more likely she is to not go. The other day she called me in to the...

    Started by sghcmcrbvb‎, 10-02-2015 10:21 PM
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    11-02-2015, 04:31 PM
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  10. Post B12 Deficiency : A Silent Epidemic with Serious Consequences

    Hello everyone I've just joined this forum and am on a mission to tell our family's story in the hope that it will make others aware of how dementia can be misdiagnosed. It's difficult to know where to start, as our struggle lasted months so this is the short version! My relative's...

    Started by Polaris‎, 05-02-2015 04:05 PM
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    05-02-2015, 10:45 PM
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  11. 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 08:16 PM
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    05-02-2015, 11:46 AM
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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    08-01-2015, 09:33 AM
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  24. 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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  25. 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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