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This forum is a place for new members to introduce themselves, and to ask questions about how Talking Point works. It contains Help videos and other technical tips.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recommended thread Welcome new members - introduce yourself here

    If you are a new member, welcome to Talking Point (also known as TP). :) This is your place to say Hello to other members, and tell us a little bit about yourself - for example, about your connection to dementia and your reasons for joining. ** If you'd like to start your own discussion...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 22-07-2013 08:09 AM
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  2. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Upcoming chat room sessions

    Many thanks to those of you who joined in or visited our new chat room this week: it was great to see people taking an interest. :) The schedule of live chat sessions for the next few weeks is below, and we’ll post reminders ahead of each one. The dementia-themed sessions will provide an...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 24-01-2014 04:10 PM
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  3. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: A notice for users of our mobile app: app update on Friday 28 February

    Just to let everyone know that we’re going to be updating Talking Point’s mobile app this coming Friday, 28 February. There are several bugs in the current version, and the new version should be more stable as well as being easier to use. Serena and I have tested out the new version, which...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 25-02-2014 01:20 PM
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  4. Question Sticky Thread Sticky: Would you like to help facilitate sessions in the Talking Point chat room?

    Hi everyone, Many of you will hopefully be aware of the TP chat room by now. Over recent weeks, we've run sessions on a number of topics, including: - peer support sessions for people with dementia - carers' self-care - coping with sleep problems - a Q&A sessions with two of our Helpline...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 21-03-2014 03:51 PM
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  5. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Talking Point survey 2013 - the results are in!

    The latest Talking Point user survey results are in, and they can be viewed here. 693 people completed the survey, which is a brilliant response. Many thanks to all who took the time to share your views. :) For those who don't want to read the whole document, a few key findings are: 90%...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 28-01-2014 11:19 AM
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  6. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: New to Talking Point? Welcome, Safety, Abbreviations

    If you’ve just joined Talking Point – welcome. :) If you're trying to find your feet, here are some tips: Why not read our post about finding your way around Talking Point. Whether you’ve found Talking Point recently or you’ve been with us for a while, you will probably find the following...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 31-08-2010 11:39 AM
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  7. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Making it easier to add images and files to posts on Talking Point

    Several of you have reported that you have found it quite complicated to attach a picture (or other file) to a post on Talking Point. I’m happy to say that we’ve done some work on this function, to make it more straightforward to use. From now on, the process for attaching a file to a post on...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 01-11-2012 03:18 PM
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  8. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Talking Point Help Videos

    We have recently made four short films, which explain how to register on Talking Point, and give an overview of the forum's main features. The films are: How to register on Talking Point Key features of Talking Point How to post a message on Talking Point

    Started by KatherineW‎, 04-04-2012 06:18 PM
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  9. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: A quick note re. spammers – please read!

    All busy online forums have to deal with spammers from time to time (people who send unsolicited messages with the aim of promoting their goods or services with forum users). For the vast majority of the time, our moderating team ban spammers before they get to do anything on Talking Point...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 17-06-2011 06:08 PM
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  1. info

    hi pam here my hubby has ftd and been told he now has vascular dem how do they know ? pass he has been in an assessment ward since dec and is now being transferred to long term care but I am concerned of the change you get told they do not like change yet they move them anyway my concern is he is...

    Started by penquins waddle‎, Yesterday 07:54 PM
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  2. Newcomer

    Syptom denial? Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Talking Point mobile app

    Started by Supermint1‎, 14-04-2014 07:43 PM
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  3. Question Need some advice!

    Hi all, need some advice. My Grandma is in the late stages of Dementia and lacks mental capacity. She had been living in her own home, with carers going in to help with personal care and my uncle had moved himself in (he split up from his wife and needed somewhere to stay) He had taken on the role...

    Started by worriedaboutnan‎, 12-04-2014 06:24 PM
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  4. Continuing Healthcare Assessment

    Hi All I am at present trying to collate as much evidence as I can to take with me to my Mum's assessment on the 30th April. My Mum was refused CHC last year but was granted the Nursing element towards her NH fees, which she was being discharged to from hospital after falling and breaking her...

    Started by CarolC‎, 10-04-2014 10:14 PM
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  5. Help please

    I am new to this site and wanted to ask if anyone else has a partner, family member whoever where they became agressive and flew of the handle as early symptoms. My hisband was considered "possibly borderline" for early onset Alzeimers about 5 yrs ago but then he got bowel cancer and never got...

    Started by ala‎, 09-04-2014 08:05 PM
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  6. Moved: New to TP

    Started by MOJO59‎, 10-04-2014 11:45 AM
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  7. Kittye

    Hi, just wanted to introduce myself and hopefully get some advice and support from the forum as well as offering support to others. I've been supporting my mum and dad at their home for the past 17 years while working full-time. I have 2 sisters but one lives in England and the other in Canada,...

    Started by Kittye‎, 09-04-2014 01:28 PM
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  8. Moved: Advice wanted

    Started by scribe143‎, 08-04-2014 03:16 PM
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  9. New to this

    Hi, I'm new to this so not sure where to start :-) I'm 33 and care for someone with Alzheimer's. I'm not sure what I'm looking for but I have so many questions that I'm reluctant to google, not sure if I'm doing the right thing and just to not feel so lonely. Thanks for reading x

    Started by cwtch‎, 07-04-2014 03:19 PM
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  10. Do I need to prepare myself?

    I have just received a call from the hospital to tell me that they are concerned about my mums now state and that she is very frail. She was sectioned nearly two months ago and has been diagnosed with both Alziemers and Vascular Dementia which at 66 is very young. A few weeks ago, her...

    Started by Kateyjk‎, 07-04-2014 06:03 PM
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  11. Hi, I'm new on here and would value some advice

    I am an only child and care for my parents, both in their 80s. My mum has Alzheimer's and my dad both Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. He has also been recently diagnosed with early stage throat cancer. My mum has all but stopped eating about 3 weeks ago - her weight is around 6 stones. She...

    Started by Jules11‎, 02-04-2014 06:46 PM
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  12. New to the forum, advice welcome

    Hi all, Mum has Vascular Dementia, diagnosed in October last year and in the middle stages. She is 83 and being cared for at home by Dad who is 89. She goes to a day centre twice per week but Dad is now struggling to cope, the phone calls are becoming more frequent, were just in the evenings but...

    Started by Candycrush‎, 07-04-2014 02:19 PM
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  13. Early Stages

    Hi Havnt been on here for a while.Wife 67 in early stages in fact I think very early stages,No great problems just repeating things and forgetting things mainly what day it is,just little things .She still cooks the odd meal although I keep a close watch,Often wish I had a crystal ball and...

    Started by plumbrite66‎, 07-04-2014 02:06 AM
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  14. Resveratrol and Alzheimer's

    My grandmother has Alzheimer's but only remembers her two sons now. I have been looking for nutritional therapies and have found some hope for treatment with resveratrol. I am a freelance writer and published an article on Yahoo Voices about these breakthroughs.

    Started by Hyacinthe1827‎, 07-04-2014 12:20 AM
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  15. Why do i feel so bad??

    After a disastrous 4 weeks in and out of hospital my mum went in to residential dementia care just over a week ago. She is relatively settled and certainly not begging and pleading to come home. I know she is safe, clean, being fed and has someone there 24/7, so why does it feel so wrong?? The...

    Started by katehh16‎, 06-04-2014 08:05 PM
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  16. Concerned about Mum

    Hi all, My mum is 65 and recently when I have been having conversations with her she seems to be listening but then talks about something either not related to that conversation or like today my husband & I went out for lunch Mum & Dad the kids for the day, my dad asked what our lunch was like...

    Started by sam71‎, 06-04-2014 08:32 PM
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  17. Mum awkward with hair cut

    Hi Just signed up to this site and would be grateful for any advice regarding the above- Background info my Mum is at the point where she has had an assessment which says she has terrible short term memory but long term ok. She has just gone for a brain scan and we await the...

    Started by Kathy1‎, 25-03-2014 08:29 PM
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  18. New member. Husband has Aspberger's and Alzheimer's

    Hello, I found this site searching for information on people that had both asperger's and Alzheimer's. My husband is 72. We met when he was 63. I thought him quirky. Upon knowing his history I always knew there was something there that had not been diagnosed. As the years went by and the memory...

    Started by Sandyray0521‎, 06-04-2014 03:04 AM
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  19. Home don't want to keep my violent nan

    My nan has been in a home for nearly 2 years after being diagnosed with vascular dementia and unable to return to her home after a long stay in hospital. Generally we have been happy with the care she has received and she has been really settled there. In recent times however has become...

    Started by gozzer75‎, 04-04-2014 10:40 PM
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  20. New to TP

    Hi I am new! I look after my Dad who has Althzimers for the past year since my Mum died I find it hard mentally and have been grateful for this site M

    Started by Molly 56‎, 04-04-2014 12:38 PM
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  21. I've put mum into a care home

    Two weeks ago I put Mum into a care home which specialises in people with dementia. I had to trick her into going there by turning off the electricity. The journey to the home was the worst one of my life even worse than I had imagined. By the time we arrived she was in a state of collapse, having...

    Started by mharris‎, 03-04-2014 06:48 PM
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  22. advice on discharging someone sectioned

    Hi I'm new to this and wondered if someone could give me some advice please. My 66 year old mum has been diagnosed with Alziemers and Vascular Dementia. Her and my stepfather live 250 miles away from the family and he was initially caring for her for the best part of two years along with the...

    Started by Kateyjk‎, 04-04-2014 02:03 PM
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  23. hello all

    Just joined an looking forward to interacting. I care for my mum,but really,she is my maternal aunt who raised me from the age of two bless her. Its quite difficult at times although am sure I am more fortunate than some. She has secondary health problems and had to have a section of bowel...

    Started by worried_daught‎, 09-02-2014 04:05 AM
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  24. Hi! Am new to the forum, looking for advice

    Hi all Hope somebody can give me a little advice. I am a Carer and have been looking after my client for about a year and a half. Diagnosed with Alzheimers/Vascular Dementia approx two years ago. We both get on extremely well, I must say this from the get-go. My lady is single, never...

    Started by Flowerpot075‎, 01-04-2014 05:42 PM
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  25. Android app problems - message for 'Biadetta'

    :(Good morning, I am trying to send private messages to this member, but get a system message that her inbox is over the limit. Any way that admin can tell her this? Many thanks for your assistance. malomm

    Started by malomm‎, 02-04-2014 07:27 AM
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    02-04-2014, 09:02 AM
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