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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. My Husband

    He doesn't seem to remember anything. I tell him important things and we carry on normal conversations only for him to have no recall a day later. Example I asked him last week if he used the new can opener yet. He said no he didn't then a couple days ago he said he saw the new can opener and...

    Started by browniiz‎, 25-04-2015 03:59 AM
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    25-04-2015, 06:44 AM
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  2. 6 CIT test

    Hi. I'm new to the forum. We have had concerns about my Mum for some time with ongoing memory problems and some confusion. She has always been 'difficult' and is not the most approachable person. This is worsening and she loses her temper easily especially if she is confused about something or...

    Started by mullicub‎, 22-04-2015 02:03 PM
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    22-04-2015, 04:02 PM
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  3. Could this be vascular dementia after pace maker replacement left too long

    In the past few months my fathers short term memory has been effected. He find things worse in the morning where he is getting confused remembering everyday things like what draw the spoons are in. He says it gradually gets better throughout the day. The problem is he is caring for my mother who...

    Started by Eclaire‎, 21-04-2015 09:52 AM
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    21-04-2015, 11:00 AM
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  4. Evaluating Cognitive Disfunction/Dementia/Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Here are extracts from an important link, (unfortunately, the site does not allow me to post links yet) which could be a vital tool in the differentiation between dementia and vitamin B12 deficiency - reading it made me wonder why our family had to fight so hard for our relative to obtain B12 tests...

    Started by Polaris‎, 15-04-2015 05:40 PM
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    17-04-2015, 11:34 AM
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  5. is this vascular dementia?

    I fear my husband has vascular dementia and he is having a ct brain scan on the 28th April 2015. TBH I will be more surprised if it comes back normal. A diagnosis will be an answer to his odd behaviour and aggressive outbursts. I feel guilty saying this as it's like wanting him to have dementia but...

    Started by valleygirl‎, 07-04-2015 10:01 PM
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    10-04-2015, 08:21 PM
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  6. Young onset dementia

    Hi everyone, I have yet to go to the doctor as I am trying to keep a record for examples of the "forgetfulness". I am 42 and have felt that my memory has been deteriorating for about a year but there is not a lot of information online about the very early stages for youngish people. An example of...

    Started by lovetolaugh‎, 05-04-2015 05:25 PM
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    05-04-2015, 09:25 PM
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  7. please help

    My dad died just over 14 months ago suddenly from a heart attack. Since my dad has passed I have noticed that my mum has been forgetting things, repeating herself with the same questions. I feel so very alone as she wont get help. She wont let a doctor see her. Im basically at a loss as to where...

    Started by blondeowl‎, 02-04-2015 07:32 PM
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    02-04-2015, 08:10 PM
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  8. Some advice about POA and problems in the future

    Hello everyone, My grandad is currently awaiting dementia diagnosis, his doctor has been brilliant with us and exhausted every other avenue before referring to MC so we are pretty sure now. I'm Also a care assistant so I was pretty sure anyway. At the moment my nan is panicking, she thinks...

    Started by Ab96‎, 02-04-2015 05:38 PM
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    02-04-2015, 07:32 PM
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  9. is he ill or am i just imagining it

    my partner is only 67 but i have spent the last 4 years watching him change his short term memory is very poor same old questions again and again and yet can remember his childhood so apathetic does nothing but crosswords all day goes to bed every day for a sleep no interest in...

    Started by tuffydawn‎, 01-04-2015 05:23 PM
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    01-04-2015, 05:30 PM
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  10. Trouble getting my father diagnosed with suspected Korsakoff's Syndrome

    Please forgive the lengthy post, but I wanted to give as much information as I could in the hope of getting the appropriate help. My 65 year old father was admitted to Medway Hospital A&E on February 27th 2015 with a broken hip. The previous night he had fallen, on the first floor of his rented...

    Started by JFK‎, 30-03-2015 02:38 PM
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    01-04-2015, 02:18 PM
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  11. Getting the story wrong

    For some time - 2 years - my husband has feared he may have dementia as he forgets things. He's seen our GP twice and passed tests easily and been sent away. I think he just doesn't listen. During this last week my husband has totally muddled 2 things I told him. A story about a friend finding his...

    Started by Freojan‎, 25-02-2015 09:10 AM
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    23-03-2015, 12:30 PM
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  12. Question ACE 111 Expecting the Worst 😕

    Hi everyone, this is my first post but, having read others, this seems to be a wonderful place to find advice and friendly support. The other day my mum, who is 82, was given the ACE111 and I was there for support. I made notes of all her answers and then looked up the exam, correct answers and...

    Started by zaygezunt‎, 22-03-2015 12:25 AM
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    23-03-2015, 12:07 AM
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  13. Question I'm terribly scared

    I have been having issues for some years now. I am a type 1 diabetic who was diagnosed at the age of six. I manage my diabetes quite well and have not been admitted into hospital for many years now. I developed insulin resistance which means i need to take three extra tablets twice a day. No biggy....

    Started by Jenf‎, 14-01-2015 07:19 PM
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  14. Does this sound like dementia?

    My motherinlaw is 90 and in poor physical health. She lives in her own rented apartment but has the services of a professional paid carer on a daily basis. The doctor (she says) visits her weekly but I think that is only to check basic things such as her temperature and blood pressure. She...

    Started by Envelope‎, 13-01-2015 06:13 PM
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  15. Angry Awaiting a full Diagnose

    Hello, my wife is now 43 and has been suffering from neurological issues since bells palsy in 2007 when she was 34, with symptoms such as slow thinking, memory loss, forgetfulness, depression, Leg or arm weakness, slurred speech, Balance problems, Language problems, such as difficulty finding the...

    Started by nellmowat‎, 14-03-2015 04:57 PM
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    14-03-2015, 05:42 PM
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  16. I think my partners mum is in the early stages of dementia

    Hi I'm new to this site but have a similar worry. My partners mum was starting to lose her memory prior to being really ill and ending up in hospital with pneumonia. Once home her memory is deteriorating, she gets confused and often repeats things. She suffers from emphysema and diabetesMy...

    Started by samsam44‎, 07-03-2015 10:05 PM
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    08-03-2015, 12:00 AM
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  17. Worried about my mum's memory

    Hi folks, New to all this but in brief, my dad and i are becoming increasingly worried about my mums memory, both short term and long term. She gets stories from the past quite muddled up, and will argue and get very irritated if we try and correct her, understandably. Her short term memory is...

    Started by Puddle‎, 22-10-2014 09:42 PM
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    07-03-2015, 12:33 PM
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  18. Concerns with Mum and as a result also Dad, any advice welcome!

    Hi, i am new to this forum and looking for some advice. As a family we have all noticed a marked change in our mothers memory, this is mainly related to short term memories. We have recently all been to visit to voice our concerns and try to convince her that she should see a doctor. She has a...

    Started by rwmlb1978‎, 04-03-2015 03:09 PM
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    04-03-2015, 06:35 PM
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  19. Friends brother.

    X was assessed yesterday as having "slight learning difficulties" but I'd be interested in your opinions as my friend and her family and I think there is more to it. At the assessment he was asked if he had friends and told them a complete fantasy about three mates who come round for a beer etc....

    Started by Jess26‎, 04-03-2015 03:48 PM
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  20. Early onset and type of memory issues

    I think mum has early onset dementia (she's in her 60s) but her behaviour and memory baffles dad and I. She will hide things in empty liner bags (toothbrush, soap etc) and then forget where they are, but she will offer to take my plate through to the kitchen. Some times her memory seems fine,...

    Started by Dayperson‎, 28-02-2015 01:02 PM
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    02-03-2015, 09:03 PM
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  21. Best place for treatement in the UK

    Which area of the UK is best for diagnosing and treating dementia? Also how long does the process take, i.e. time on waiting lists etc. I heard on TV yesterday that it took someone 3 years to get diagnosed, is this normal?

    Started by Dayperson‎, 27-02-2015 01:34 PM
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    01-03-2015, 02:02 PM
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  22. 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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  23. 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
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    26-02-2015, 05:04 AM
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  24. 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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  25. 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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