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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 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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  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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    13-07-2014, 03:56 PM
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  5. 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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    10-07-2014, 04:40 AM
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    04-07-2014, 05:46 PM
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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