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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, 01-09-2014 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. 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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    30-07-2014, 04:41 AM
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  2. Memory Test Score

    Hi, Things are beginning to move for my husband and we had a Psych Nurse visit last week. She was really very respectful, helpful and patient whilst carrying out the tests. A very nice lady. His score was 68/100 and she is now setting up an appt for a Scan and follow on with a consultant visit. ...

    Started by witsend~1‎, 28-07-2014 04:16 PM
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    28-07-2014, 11:36 PM
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  3. Frontal lobe atrophy/Ischaemic small vessel changes

    Dad 76 diagnosed with Mild Cognitive impairment, and his CT scan results are as above. The frontal lobe atrophy is moderate to severe, and highly likely due to Dads early years of boxing and alcohol. They say he doesn't present with dementia, some mild memory problems, visuo spatial awareness...

    Started by Linbrusco‎, 28-07-2014 01:56 AM
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    28-07-2014, 06:04 AM
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  4. Dementia cafe

    Does anyone here use or send parents to dementia cafes. I've looked up the local one for Mum, but as she not officially diagnosed yet I 'm wondering how to broach the subject with her. Can the person go unaccompanied. I would be happy to take her once or twice but I'm sure she could manage to get...

    Started by Concerned J‎, 23-07-2014 11:19 PM
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    24-07-2014, 08:59 AM
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  5. Worried mum is progressing faster than the diagnosis!!

    Hi I feel that mum is progressing faster than we are getting a diagnosis. We have atteneded doctors, done memory test, had brain scan and go see the consultant on 19th August. In the meantime mum struggles to realise who I am, I'm her only daughter, her only child. Dad has been dead over 20...

    Started by 1953barney‎, 15-07-2014 09:49 AM
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    21-07-2014, 07:14 PM
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  6. Just want to chat

    Hi all, Just wanted to write down some thoughts as not sure what the problem is. Mum (76) had an MRI last week. My sister took her. Mum was petrified and they stopped after a few minutes (having said they had enough info) She has not had a memory test - I assume GP will do one when she gets...

    Started by Concerned J‎, 20-07-2014 02:26 PM
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    21-07-2014, 12:41 AM
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  7. I think my Mum has dementia but is not diagnosed.

    Hi, I am new so I hope I can get some advice please! My 88 year old Mum has been behaving increasingly oddly for the last 4/5 years now but things have really escalated since my brother was killed in a road accident last year. She was very upset at first but very quickly became extremely angry...

    Started by izzy2012‎, 04-07-2014 05:28 PM
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    20-07-2014, 08:53 PM
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  8. What to ask?

    Good morning :) . I'm posting this question because I'm not sure how to proceed or what sorts of questions I need be asking, so I'm hoping forum members can advise and maybe point me in the right direction. Basically, it's to do with my elderly Mum. She's 83, a widow, and lives alone some 3/4...

    Started by cobden28‎, 19-07-2014 01:05 PM
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    19-07-2014, 06:46 PM
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  9. long wait for brain scan?

    Hi I'm a newbie here. My mum had a provisional diagnosis of dementia from GP in late May/early June. Memory clinic/brain scan appointment is not until November! The family are worried about the delay. She is deteriorating every week and we want her to be put on medication to slow down progression,...

    Started by juju77‎, 16-07-2014 04:01 PM
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    17-07-2014, 04:26 PM
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  10. Sadness

    Hi, Having read some of the other postings, which were interesting I have just registered. My husband has been acting differently for several years now but is getting progressively worse with his poor memory and aggression. Both of which are understandable the more I read up on the subject, however...

    Started by witsend~1‎, 16-07-2014 03:31 PM
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    16-07-2014, 04:14 PM
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  11. My first time- worried daughter

    Hi all This is my first post on the forum. My mum (79) had a UTI recently that led to very confused behaviour and hospitalisation. On discharge her notes talked of small vessel disease and asked her GP to refer to a memory clinic. Mum attended an appointment at her local surgery. She says they...

    Started by Somerset1973‎, 14-07-2014 11:39 PM
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    15-07-2014, 07:06 AM
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  12. How to get a diagnosis for a reluctant patient?

    Hello My father has been convinced he has Alzheimer’s for some time, even though he not had a positive diagnosis. He is displaying a range of behaviours, which could be interpreted in many ways, but to sum up: 1. He has a noticeable and (for him) infuriating decline in mental acuity which he...

    Started by contstance‎, 14-07-2014 07:24 PM
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    14-07-2014, 09:11 PM
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  13. How do we keep mum calm when she's agitated and wanting to leave the house?

    I joined a while ago now and I got some very helpful advice from the lovely replies. We have all been worried about my mum for a while now and a few weeks ago she finally went to the doctors and my GP called me while she was there saying they don't want me there now and going on about the...

    Started by alison1981‎, 12-07-2014 09:26 PM
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    13-07-2014, 08:04 PM
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  14. Slip Slidin` Away

    Hi all, I'm new to TP and have browsed several of the groups and already have gathered some ideas on managing this disease. I'm 66 and all six of the males on my fathers side going back 3 generations have had full Alzheimer's by age 76. The slipping began at age 66. At age 64 I noticed that I...

    Started by BillyF‎, 07-05-2014 07:59 PM
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  15. pre-existing memory loss and possible developing dementia?

    My father, who is turning 58 soon, was in a car accident about 15 years ago which caused him many physical injuries as well as long-term and short-term memory loss. While he has always had memory problems and forgotten things, it seems like it has been happening more frequently lately. He will ask...

    Started by kaitlynd‎, 10-07-2014 04:40 AM
    dementia, memory loss, trauma
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  16. Getting a timely Diagnosis

    Hi All, does anyone have any tips or suggestions in getting a quick diagnosis? A little background, I have suspected my Mum was showing the early signs of dementia since the end of last year. at the same time she had mobility problems due to a bad hip. We focused on the hip problem resulting in a...

    Started by TonyO‎, 05-07-2014 11:31 PM
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    06-07-2014, 10:08 PM
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  17. Mum

    I don't know what to do my mums not been diagnosed yet but all the signs are there just had all the house decorated and the bathroom fitter is coming on Monday and she is now refusing to live with me till her new bathroom is done so this is crazy but I've ordered a portal oho one u would get inside...

    Started by Kobiandmillie‎, 04-07-2014 10:45 PM
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    05-07-2014, 12:28 AM
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  18. well I made a mess of that!

    Oh dear thought I would broach the subject of dementia with my mum today and I obviously went about it all the wrong way, Background-my mum is 84 yr old bundle of dynamite, She is the fittest , healthiest, strongest woman I know .From birth very deaf and has hyperactivity disorder.If she ia awake...

    Started by lilyoliver‎, 03-07-2014 09:02 PM
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  19. Suspect uncle has dementia but doctors are out of the question.

    This is my first post here. I have been thinking for some time about becoming a dementia friend but unfortunately there are no meetings in my area that work around my hours. As such, dementia has been on my agenda lately especially looking at ways of helping customers at my job. Today I also...

    Started by Evadeville‎, 29-06-2014 07:22 PM
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    30-06-2014, 02:33 PM
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  20. Dads signs and symptons ?

    Hi all , this is my first post. My dad came over to mine last night at 8pm looking worried and distressed about his car tax which he decided needed sorting right then. I called mum who was in tears saying she cant cope with him . Apparently he had been on about the tax all day and then forgot...

    Started by digz‎, 30-06-2014 09:46 AM
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    30-06-2014, 01:48 PM
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  21. Awaiting more tests and diagnosis

    Hello everyone I'm new here so forgive me please if I don't make myself clear in the first instance. It's been brought to my attention from neighbours, friends and colleagues that my mum's memory has been failing her for some time. Unfortunately due to our past relationship we haven't been able to...

    Started by smailes‎, 27-06-2014 03:27 PM
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    29-06-2014, 09:44 PM
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  22. Lightbulb concerned about my memory loss/confusion

    Hi, I am desperate to know what is happening to my brain. My GP says it is normal to have memory loss at my age (70) but I know it is absolutely abnormal because I cannot make decisions, concentrate on anything for more than a few seconds, can't comprehend the most simple explanations and had to...

    Started by haras‎, 26-06-2014 07:53 AM
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    29-06-2014, 08:36 AM
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  23. Attended first clinic appointment today with mum....

    Went to the memory clinic with mum today for the first time, she told me before we went there that I had not got to say anything to them as they would think she was mad!! The appointment went very well and the actual test he did with mum was very enlightening for me as I could see where her...

    Started by 1953barney‎, 15-05-2014 05:45 PM
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    27-06-2014, 09:05 PM
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  24. Mild Cognitive Impairment support

    Hi Not to sure how relevant this post is going to be but would like to see if there are any more people out there in the same position as I am. I have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment at the ripe age of 54 after a year off testing and treatment by a specialist for the dementia team in...

    Started by Madfor11‎, 25-06-2014 08:14 PM
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    25-06-2014, 08:14 PM
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  25. Memory clinic on monday

    The hospital has just rung me up and fitted me in the memory clinic on monday, wow that was fast, I only saw the neurologist last month. I just hope they will be quick to get the mri done too. Im only 47.

    Started by youngster‎, 04-04-2014 10:20 AM
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    24-06-2014, 06:08 PM
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