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Forum: Memory concerns and seeking a diagnosis

This forum is for people who have concerns about their memory or someone elseís.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Support with memory concerns - chat room session

    Hello everyone, If you have concerns about your memory, or someone else's, you may find it helpful to read a recent discussion we had in our chat room. The discussion transcript can be viewed >here<. The session was part of Dementia Awareness Week. Thanks :)

    Started by SerenaS‎, 22-05-2014 11:31 AM
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    22-05-2014, 11:31 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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    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. Need some advice in trying to identify dementia in close family member

    Hello, I'd really appreciate some help in working out if a very close family member has dementia. I'm aware of the signs and symptoms but also how very similar they are to stress, tiredness, old age and maybe depression too. Would anyone be able to help? I can provide a list of errors/happenings...

    Started by Cat_H‎, 20-05-2014 08:57 PM
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    23-06-2014, 10:32 PM
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  2. Mum's memory problems

    First of all I apologise for the long thread. I noticed my dad was having memory problems in September last year.Since Christmas 2013 the problem seemed to get worse. As he was constantly saying he couldn't remember things along with repeating conversations immediately after having the conversation...

    Started by rendrive‎, 11-06-2014 06:55 PM
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    18-06-2014, 08:53 AM
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  3. Hello. I am new. Need advise for caring support.

    I am not sure where to start so I will just write. I hope you don't mind. I lost my mother to cancer 18 months ago. It was and is awful. I moved back home to support my mother and I ended up staying to support my dad. Currently he is undergoing investigations into his memory. I am finding...

    Started by Adcat‎, 15-06-2014 11:21 PM
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    16-06-2014, 06:07 PM
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  4. Concerned about Mum

    Mum (aged 76) has been going steadily downhill since dad died four years ago. Recently we had a major bereavement in the family which has knocked us all for six. Mum is very unhappy, lonely , sad and struggles to remember things. She asks us to write everything down - to the point of even copying...

    Started by Concerned J‎, 15-06-2014 08:27 PM
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    15-06-2014, 08:34 PM
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  5. Long delay in assessment and diagnosis of memory loss

    Hello all. My father has started to have memory difficulties that have got steadily worse this year. He lives with my mum and they went to the GP and he was referred to the memory clinic of a local hospital. My parents live within the Cwm Taf NHS Health Board in Wales. They had an initial...

    Started by james_london‎, 08-06-2014 09:39 PM
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    09-06-2014, 03:59 PM
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  6. so its alzheimers

    sorry. I don't know what to say. ive only popped onto this site as ive been concerned about mam/ .. we have been to the memory clinic and stuff. .... today we went to a pschy for older peeps.... we talked and stuff and after talking it appears without a doubt mam has alzhiemers.... after this...

    Started by spuddle‎, 04-06-2014 11:02 PM
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    09-06-2014, 02:13 PM
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  7. 80% in memory clinic.. but....

    hi, I went to the memory clinic with mum a few weeks ago. she scored 80/100 which seems quite good. most of the questions were about everyday things which she know well. most of the questions were quite simple things about everyday life such as where do most people wear a watch (wrist) and what do...

    Started by spuddle‎, 31-05-2014 10:25 AM
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    01-06-2014, 10:38 AM
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  8. Seeking a diagnosis

    My mother is beginning to give us cause for concern. Her memory has been steadily getting worse over the past few years, in as much as she can forget parts of conversations or recent events and repeats herself frequently. She is coping well looking after herself in her own house but is now...

    Started by Caroline49‎, 22-05-2014 01:51 PM
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    31-05-2014, 10:39 AM
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  9. Diagnosing dementia

    Mum is almost 90 and has been losing her short term memory for a year about now - following fall last year now has almost no short term memory. An example - I spent 1/12 hours with her yesterday cooking cleaning chatting but when my daughter rang her half an hour later had no recollection that I...

    Started by Blossom1‎, 08-05-2014 10:14 AM
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    22-05-2014, 09:09 AM
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  10. My family are concerned about my memory

    I'm in my early thirties and i find my self forgetting things some are really important such as appointments, im a carer so things can get stressful what can i do yellowlady :(

    Started by yellowlady‎, 13-05-2014 02:28 PM
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    22-05-2014, 02:24 AM
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  11. Mum with dementia, dad with denial and drinking problem

    Hi.. I'm not really sure where to start really or what I'm after.. I guess just to get things off my chest a bit.. My mum is 65 (I'm 31) and for the past 2-3 years, my sister and I have noticed her memory gradually getting worse, she would be forgetting things (pin numbers, arrangements,...

    Started by Elzbelz‎, 21-05-2014 01:26 PM
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    21-05-2014, 02:28 PM
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  12. I'm concerned he's getting worse

    My husband has had one appt at memory clinic, they agreed to see him again in six to nine months but I am really worried that he's getting worse. We both did a driving assessment a couple of weeks ago which he found very stressful and hasn't stopped complaining about it ever since, he disagreed...

    Started by yorkie46‎, 19-05-2014 05:57 PM
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    19-05-2014, 09:29 PM
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  13. Vitamin B complex

    Watched program on tv mentioned that vitamin b complex helps slow dementias advance. Does anyone have any idea about dosage and vitamin strengths. It seemed to be indicating that it didn't stop the disease but kept it at the level it reached. Any information would be of great help.:)

    Started by lvplbrian‎, 15-05-2014 09:09 AM
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    15-05-2014, 12:29 PM
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  14. Worried and unsure who to contact

    My nan is 89 and recently has become very forgetful frequently loosing her keys and purse and having her locks changed and new bank cards. She keeps saying she feels muddled in her mind & thinks everyone is out to make her feel bad. She has been to the doctor who gave her some tablets but she...

    Started by asoftley‎, 02-05-2014 08:28 PM
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    12-05-2014, 09:47 PM
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  15. Memory loss causing over-buying of food, amassing out-of-date and spoiled food

    I am accompanying my godmother for an outpatient assessment at the Memory Clinic next Monday, hoping for guidance about helping her to manage her food purchasing. On the whole she is managing very well for 90 years old, without any help at home. Her house seems clean and orderly, and she gets...

    Started by felixthefrog‎, 08-01-2014 02:32 PM
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    12-05-2014, 06:02 AM
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  16. Mum with AD, concerns now with Dad

    Mum 73 was diagnosed with AD , Aug 13 and probably at mild/moderate stage. Dad 76, memory lapses here and there manages pretty well, but we have always suspected he has cognitive impairment. I have POA for health & welfare for them, but only once deemed incapable. Mum may be assesed shortly, I...

    Started by Linbrusco‎, 10-05-2014 10:41 PM
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  17. Doctors

    I have seen the doctor yesterday about my own health problems, then we went on to chat about my partner. The doctor recommended a family conference where myself and his sister sit and try to explain what we are seeing and hearing. The answer from both of us is we can't do it because he will go ape...

    Started by lvplbrian‎, 08-05-2014 08:51 AM
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    08-05-2014, 07:51 PM
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  18. Paranoia

    just a quick question. is it normal for some one with dementia to believe they are being poisoned. my husband seems rational about everything else, but always tells me that he thinks i am secretly poisoning him a little at a time in his food. is this normal behaviour ? he says it in a joking kind...

    Started by Sweetpea46‎, 06-05-2014 10:07 AM
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    08-05-2014, 10:31 AM
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  19. Diagnosis Advice Please

    Hi, I am new to this site and would welcome any advice given. Our mother has problems which we assume is Alzheimer's though she absolutely refuses to be diagnosed. Our father is her main carer. Last year our father had an incident which resulted in him being hospitalised miles away from...

    Started by Laserbaby‎, 07-05-2014 02:00 PM
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    08-05-2014, 08:30 AM
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  20. GP less than helpfull

    Were currently at an impasse with my fathers GP. He has all the classic symptoms of dementia and depression, not washing himself or his clothing, poor eating habits etc his short term memory is non existent, having the same conversation over and over again and forgetting that we visited only that...

    Started by Christinet‎, 02-05-2014 10:54 AM
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    05-05-2014, 02:53 PM
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  21. Husband told cant drive pending further assessments. I am at my wits end with him.

    After failing a memory test at our surgery, my husband 81 next week - I'm 67 - was told not to drive pending further investigations. Since then he has been a nightmare to live with. Ranting to anyone and everyone that he has been stopped driving and cant understand why etc... waking up in the...

    Started by Pickalily‎, 30-04-2014 02:42 PM
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    05-05-2014, 01:28 PM
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  22. defensive resistance

    My partner went to the doctors yesterday and his sister was with him . She tried to tell the doctor about my partners memory and cognitive issues and repetitive behaviour only for my partner to say that he was not having any problems other than the permanent headache and sinus problems which non of...

    Started by lvplbrian‎, 02-05-2014 07:32 AM
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    05-05-2014, 07:02 AM
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  23. Family denial - how can I help move this forward?

    Hello all, I posted a long while ago about my father in law, & received some wonderful responses. You're a lovely lot, & I really need your help now. My FiL has continued to deteriorate. I & my partner, are now in no doubt at all that he is indeed suffering from dementia. His word-finding is...

    Started by stargirl‎, 30-04-2014 07:57 PM
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    05-05-2014, 01:31 AM
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  24. Double-Whammy, and more

    Hello to all, I am so glad Iíve found you! I will try and make this first post as to-the-point as possible. As you know, itís not always easy to condense things down. My husband and I have a double whammy. Iíve been trying to search the forums to see if there are others who have a similar...

    Started by Benrese‎, 03-05-2014 05:33 PM
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    04-05-2014, 08:40 PM
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  25. concerned about referral under the 14 day rule

    My husband had been referred to the memory clinic. We went on Tuesday and I was told his assessment would be discussed at a meeting next week. However the lovely nurse rang the next day to say that the assessment was shown to the Consultant who decided to send Hubby to the Neurology under the 14...

    Started by grannyannie‎, 03-05-2014 02:01 AM
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    03-05-2014, 03:55 PM
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