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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. 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 11:16 AM
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    10-01-2015, 10:26 AM
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  2. functional memory disorder(problem)/conversion disorder

    Has anyone knowledge of/experience of the above condition, please.

    Started by Logan‎, 08-01-2015 01:46 PM
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    09-01-2015, 11:27 AM
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  3. 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 10:33 AM
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    08-01-2015, 10:33 AM
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  4. 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 07:24 PM
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    05-01-2015, 04:11 PM
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  5. 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 09:50 AM
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    05-01-2015, 04:04 PM
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  6. Mum won't get dad a diagnosis.

    Hi all. This is my first time posting. I'm looking for some help in getting my dad diagnosed. He's very obviously been living with demetic for some time now. At first it was memory slips, couldn't remember the names for things and started miming most of the time for simple words for things like...

    Started by mumsyme‎, 29-12-2014 01:19 PM
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    05-01-2015, 03:57 PM
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  7. REM Sleep Disorder

    Hi Does anyone know if you get REM sleep disorder associated with any other Dementia's apart from Lewy bodies?

    Started by angelicatoo‎, 04-01-2015 10:45 PM
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    04-01-2015, 10:45 PM
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  8. worried about my Ma in law

    We recently went to the Memory assessment service as worried about Ma in laws behaviour.After a brain scan and extensive memory test,the MAS GP said Ma had MCI and the scan showed dying of the brain cells at front of brain,she wants to see her in 3 months for a follow up.Wanted her antidepressants...

    Started by GUSGUS‎, 27-10-2014 05:52 PM
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    31-12-2014, 09:17 PM
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  9. For the last year I have been worried about my mother who is 94

    She lives alone in a rural village. My dad died 3 years ago and he had severe dementia problems and had to go into a care home. I organised all of that while working 200 miles away. I used up all my annual leave going backwards and forwards for a couple of years. I didn't earn much so it was...

    Started by la lucia‎, 29-12-2014 04:23 PM
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    29-12-2014, 09:12 PM
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  10. Is it worth pursuing diagnosis if life expectancy not long?

    I think my Mum is showing symptoms of dementia - but haven't broached the subject with her yet and am wondering whether to or not because she has serious underlying medical conditions which to my great sadness I think she will die from (probably in the next 6-12 months) and am wondering whether I...

    Started by Pooky's Mum‎, 21-12-2014 09:24 PM
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    29-12-2014, 07:10 PM
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  11. We're at our wits end.....

    Hi, this is my first post on here and it's in regards to my nan, who is 78. For the past few years my nan has become increasingly forgetful, forgetting our names and names of objects etc, we put this down to being old age. However, these last few months nan had become increasingly worse, and...

    Started by hayleylsl‎, 20-12-2014 11:20 PM
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    29-12-2014, 04:14 PM
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  12. Update waiting for a scan

    I wasn't sure about posting this as I don't want to appear insensitive, but to just disappear would be rude after the support and advice I have received on TP. I saw a Neurologist for a 2nd opinion yesterday and she disagreed with the hospital doctor. She said I do not have Parkinson's or...

    Started by Little moth‎, 23-12-2014 11:19 AM
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    23-12-2014, 01:16 PM
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  13. Unhappy Father Dementia (to be confirmed) and Mother Cancer (Confirmed)

    This is my first post, so looking for any advice / comments etc from anyone who may be in a similar position. In the title you will see that I have said Father (Dementia) TBC, I say TBC but it does unfortunately seem to be just now waiting for the final confirmation. My mother is also currently...

    Started by Spoonface‎, 22-12-2014 11:24 PM
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    23-12-2014, 10:30 AM
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  14. Poor Judgement/Is This A Dementia Issue?

    I have posted before ... back in June 2014 ... about my mother. More is happening now and I need to ask again. I guess, my denial, never goes away. Our talks are becoming more and more confused. At first I thought it was me, but it is she who flips from topic to topic leaving me lost. She was...

    Started by Anonymous4now‎, 16-12-2014 04:27 PM
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    18-12-2014, 03:47 PM
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  15. Problem getting my mum diagnosed

    Hello, this is my first post here, apologies for the length. My mother is 70, she was referred to the mental health team two and a half years ago with memory problems. She was visited by a psychiatrist who performed some tests and told us my mum would be referred for an MRI scan within the next...

    Started by Kate08‎, 30-08-2014 02:17 PM
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  16. Memory assessment scores

    My Dad went to a memory assessment clinic in West Sussex today. Like most blokes he hasn't asked enough questions about what it all means, says results going to be sent to his GP and possible scan b4 Christmas. Does anyone have any idea what test they would have used? Dad said he scores 91 but...

    Started by Xeenies‎, 27-11-2014 07:58 PM
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    12-12-2014, 08:49 PM
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  17. Waiting for a scan

    Hello everyone, I recently had a hospital apt where I had a test, did fine but slow responses and co-ordination. I have had blood tests and am to have an MRI scan in 2 weeks. I have been having problems with saying the wrong words eg. dressing gown instead of apron. This year has been a...

    Started by Little moth‎, 18-07-2014 02:45 PM
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  18. Worrying about myself

    Dear all, First of all, many thanks for reading me, and I hope you won't find my concerns ridiculous in comparison to what other people might experience. In this regard, I hope my asking about my little issues will not offend anyone. I am slightly worried about one thing that seems to happen...

    Started by canwehaveachat‎, 25-10-2014 06:05 PM
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    03-12-2014, 06:33 PM
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  19. New Diagnosis for Mum, what happens next?

    Hi, my Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 3 weeks ago and has been in hospital for just over 4 weeks as she ran away from home twice, on two consecutive days and was returned by the police. I have just been contacted by the hospital discharge team and have to ring them back in the morning. ...

    Started by Shell27‎, 10-11-2014 09:09 PM
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    02-12-2014, 08:38 PM
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  20. Mild dementia, or hydrocephelitus.

    I have been told that I may have hydrocephelitus which has mild dementia as one of its symptoms. This explains my memory loss and how I keep not seeing things I.e a wall in my house that I walked into today. I'm not sure I should be on this website but I really do need support. I hope that if it...

    Started by Pisces67‎, 12-11-2014 08:26 PM
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    21-11-2014, 06:39 PM
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  21. Could this be early dementia/concerned but confused

    lacks clarity

    Started by Jean11‎, 20-11-2014 04:58 PM
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    20-11-2014, 05:37 PM
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  22. 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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  23. Concerns about Mum in Law

    This is my first post here so please bear with me if it is a little long. I am concerned about my 86yr old Mother In Law. Over recent years here memory has been getting worse - 12 months ago we got a referral to memory assessment clinic - after the first 10 mins I had to interject with the...

    Started by kathynewman‎, 16-11-2014 08:31 AM
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    17-11-2014, 12:38 PM
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  24. My Mum refuses to see GP

    I have have logged on here today for the first time ever, and I have spent a while reading some posts. I am filled with a while host of emotions including overwhelming sadness and sympathy, however, there is just a little relief that I am not alone. I can recognise so many / too many of the...

    Started by Camellia‎, 14-11-2014 12:00 PM
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    14-11-2014, 07:44 PM
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  25. Concerns about mum's memory

    Hello, I'm new here today. I have serious concerns about my 71 year old mum's memory. Mum was widowed 10 years ago and has been alone since. Myself and my two sisters see a lot of her and we have all become concerned about her short-term memory. We have all gotten used to her repeating herself and...

    Started by queenbee‎, 11-11-2014 04:07 PM
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    12-11-2014, 12:38 PM
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