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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. Concerned about my mum

    I am concerned that my mum may have early signs of dementia. My mum is 79 years old. Up until a month ago when she got a water infection she has always been in good health takes no medication & very rarely sees a doctor. My mum lives on her own & before her water infection she was totally capable...

    Started by Tich028‎, 20-08-2014 10:22 AM
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    20-08-2014, 07:46 PM
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  2. 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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  3. non relative worried about someone

    Hi guys, never posted in a forum like this before, however I'm pretty lost. I work on a holiday park, and we have people who own holiday homes, these people spend a lot of time with us and we form some great bonds, this one particular owner is probably in his 80's (we'll call him Bill) has...

    Started by person1‎, 18-08-2014 05:42 PM
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  4. memory clinic last Thursday

    My mum went to the memory clinic and on the tests she scored 73 so wasn't too bad but then she is asking dad who he is and when is he going home. She keeps asking me if 'they' have gone home yet? They said she will see a doctor next time and she will either diagnose her with early stage dementia...

    Started by alison1981‎, 16-08-2014 09:13 PM
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    17-08-2014, 09:01 PM
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  5. My dad and his memory from a worried daughter

    Afternoon all, this is my first post after a morning of crying. I am so worried about my dad and his memory and his attitude. First off my dad is 78, he's all there (sort of) as in he seems totally fine when you talk to him and see him, (I talk to him and my mum everyday) he does have a...

    Started by Daddysgirl28‎, 15-08-2014 12:18 PM
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    17-08-2014, 03:34 PM
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  6. My mum is waiting for a scan

    Hi, all this is very new but hope someone can tell me how things progress and what help is available. My mum has had two memory tests at the clinic with quite a big change from 29 to 23, having a scan this week. Does anyone know how quick you get a diagnosis? Mum has changed since a mini stroke a...

    Started by Chocdog‎, 03-08-2014 05:14 PM
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    17-08-2014, 03:20 PM
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  7. Worried about husband

    I have noticed problems with my husbands memory/behaviour for the past two or three years. He is 62. He has recently seen a memory consultant and had an MRI scan and in-depth psycometric tests which have all come back negative. However, as I live with him I am all too aware of the changes. He...

    Started by Polar Bear‎, 12-08-2014 12:45 PM
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    15-08-2014, 08:47 PM
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  8. deja vu

    Hi I am new to this forum and have never been on a forum before but I have concerns about my mum who is 86 and I think is fantastic, she is a mum of 10 (recently lost my brother) and a widow of 16 years, over the last year she has being having deja vu, she watches all the soaps and quiz programmes...

    Started by bridgetallen‎, 12-08-2014 11:52 PM
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    13-08-2014, 07:45 AM
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  9. Parents living in Tenerife, has anyone any experience?

    Hi everyone, My parents live in Tenerife and my Dad has been unwell and we are concerned with his mental health. Honestly, I have been concerned for a couple of years, but my Mum has been a bit in denial. It's obvious that she's not coping, so I have encouraged her to come visit me in September...

    Started by Kerry33‎, 10-08-2014 04:35 PM
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    11-08-2014, 12:24 PM
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  10. Nurse suggested we all go to a Alzheimer's group

    My mum will be going to the memory clinic on Thursday 14 August and hasn't got a diagnosis yet. I am confused cause the other day the nurse who comes to our house said there are Alzheimer's groups where you can all go together. I thought you had to get a diagnosis before going to those things?...

    Started by alison1981‎, 09-08-2014 02:17 PM
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    09-08-2014, 02:29 PM
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  11. Unhappy How do I learn to cope?

    My husband has memory problems and has been to memory clinic once but they have not made a diagnosis of dementia. However from experience he is showing all the signs of vascular dementia and MRI scan showed small vessel disease. My problem is that I am finding it difficult to deal with the way...

    Started by yorkie46‎, 31-05-2014 09:56 PM
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  12. please help

    Please could you give me your opinions and help on me and my husbands situation , Fist let me start by saying my husband is only 48 but is having extremely bad memory and related problems . It took us (my husband) sometime to be reffered to the memory clinic through our GP who took their...

    Started by onix‎, 01-08-2014 11:05 PM
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  13. I'm new to this - Mum's memory or lack of it really

    Hi everyone out thereI thought I would be proactive and start reading up about dementia. Mum's memory is so bad has been for 2 years now and rapidly getting worse. She knows and is very frightened. I've been putting off doing this but finally contacted GP - nothing that can be done unless she...

    Started by Blueberries01‎, 17-07-2014 03:15 PM
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    04-08-2014, 09:35 PM
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  14. The one disease where an early diagnosis is awful

    My mother has just been diagnosed with dementia, today actually. The neurologist actually told me she had the lowest test scores he's seen for someone her age. She is 50, I am 18. I am familiar with the disease and know that in rare cases it can be hereditary if she has the FAD gene. We never knew...

    Started by Determined S‎, 01-08-2014 07:15 AM
    dementia, greif, scared, whatdoido
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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