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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Guide to using Talking Point

    Hi everyone, We've produced a quick guide explaining how to use Talking Point, with tips on: Logging in to Talking Point Starting a discussion Posting a response Checking messages Searching for discussions on a specific topic

    Started by SerenaS‎, 27-06-2014 02:46 PM
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  4. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: A new face on the Talking Point team!

    Hi everyone, I'm delighted to let you all know that we have a new face on the Talking Point staff team! HarrietD has joined us, as our new Online Community Assistant. Harriet will be working alongside Serena and I, and our two fantastic teams of volunteers, to make sure that Talking Point...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 23-05-2014 02:29 PM
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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. Im happy to say that weve 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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  9. 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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  10. 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. Funeral attendance

    I feel guilty today as I have been told of funeral arrangments for a close relative(my side of the family) my husband who has vasc.dementia and myself have spent many good times with my Aunt,but I really don't want him to come with me to the funeral. He would be confused and at 85yrs he would be...

    Started by Redpoppy‎, Today 08:42 AM
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  2. Niaive Newcomer

    Hi, I'm trying to find out as much information as I can about how to move forward with my parents. I am 58 years old and my mother is 78 and my father is 81. I do not live with my parents but I have health issues, my main concern being that I have a benign brain tumour. So I am doing all I can to...

    Started by jbaxter‎, Today 04:37 AM
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  3. Post Moderate Vascular Dementia

    Hello, My mum has just been diagnosed with moderate Vascular Dementia. Thank you for hosting this helpful site and for all the comments. The learning curve has been steep! I have two questions: 1. Could anyone describe, in their experience, what prompts the transfer from living...

    Started by Hitheranthither‎, Yesterday 03:25 PM
    care home, general anaesthetic, independent living, vasculardementia
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  4. Quick deterioration

    My dad was diagnosed with dementia 2 and a half years ago. My mum (79) cares for him. His dementia has not been too dreadful until the last fortnight when he started with a upset stomach. Basically he had a week of physical illness which sent his dementia haywire. His stomach is now ok but his...

    Started by Rantys‎, Yesterday 09:39 PM
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  5. Smile Celebrations

    Some of you might remember me from way way back, I have not been on TP for awhile now, but felt I wanted to share this with you! Initially I came on when caring for MIL and FIL and then Auntie...sadley only Auntie left BUT wanted to share that on Monday she reaches her grand old age of 100 she...

    Started by Starshine‎, 27-08-2014 01:26 PM
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    27-08-2014, 03:37 PM
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  6. Birthdays

    It was my husbands birthday yesterday.All the family popped in at various times to bring cards and presents for him.He had forgotten it was his birthday and afterward kept asking how old he was( 85yrs) he thought he was 70! He told my daughters I was 56yrs(I'm 76) He's just gone into the living...

    Started by Redpoppy‎, 25-08-2014 09:40 AM
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  7. Picking at spots etc.

    Hi My wife Brenda was diagnosed about 4 years ago. She has other health problems also. She has always been a compulsive spot picker and now with hardly any memory and not able to do much she sits and picks at spots etc. When they begin to heal she then picks off the scab making the wound worse...

    Started by Johnno‎, 17-08-2014 05:22 PM
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  8. Birdsong

    Hi last year I was diagnosed with heart failure and had Open Heart Surgery and now my memory is very bad!! I am very concerned about this and have told the GP and my Cardio Consultant. The consultant said it could b the machine that pumps your blood around when they have to stop your heart to...

    Started by Birdsong‎, 23-08-2014 10:51 PM
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  9. Mum has been hit in a care home and they won't give us any details

    Hi Mum was hit or grabbed by another resident last night whilst in a care home. I have rang this morning and they won't tell me anything "due to confidentiality". I replied that I will see the incident report form anyway so why wont they just tell me over the phone. Their reply was that they...

    Started by Wigan‎, 23-08-2014 08:47 AM
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  10. Hello, my mum has dementia

    Hello, My mum has dementia, she is 67 and was diagnosed about a year ago. She lives with my dad and part of her diagnosis is that she has "misidentification syndrome", what this means is, she recognises absolutely everyone apart from my dad. She will bump into people she hasn't seen in a long...

    Started by Nomis‎, 23-08-2014 05:41 PM
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  11. where can I go to get help?

    my father is 80 and severely disabled following a stroke my mother of 75 has cared for him over the last 5 years but now she is showing obvious signs of dementia. I have attended doctors appointment with her because she forgets what the dr tells her. I have explained this to the dr but he is...

    Started by Steph H‎, 22-08-2014 08:01 AM
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  12. Moved: Why was my thread removed!

    Hi I just posted a treatment method that has worked for myself and others and wanted to share it with others to help them and it was immediately removed, and I would like to know why. It says it was moved but i can not access to where it was moved. It was in the health section for treatments and...

    Started by Derek Daniels‎, 23-08-2014 08:41 AM
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  13. so alone

    Hi I have not been on for awhile, but things have not changed Peter is on his depression tablets now and I thought they might help him feel better in his self but no ,he is worse ,he goes to bed all day, he tell me his head hurts but it's not I just get so lonely here all day ,I sometime go for a...

    Started by christmas‎, 20-08-2014 02:02 PM
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  14. Head pains

    My dad complains of a sensation in his head which he can't explain. He has Alzheimers. Usually it is first thing on a morning. I don't know if it is a headache or something else. Has anyone else got any experience of this?

    Started by sketch‎, 20-08-2014 08:23 AM
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  15. Care homes north west surrey

    Does anybody have any experience of care homes in the north west surrey, North East Hampshire area?

    Started by johnburrage‎, 20-08-2014 01:38 PM
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  16. Selling a house which is under consideration for care assessment

    Hello My father in law is currently being assessed under a section 2 order, and at some point we expect him to be released and he will need to go to a care home. Assuming that we end up paying his financial status will be taken into consideration. At the moment that would include 50% of the...

    Started by johnburrage‎, 20-08-2014 01:36 PM
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  17. Personal Washing

    PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE help me! I can not get my mother-in-law to have a bath or shower, she keeps putting it off and gets very angry if we pursue it! We have tried to say that SHE said she wanted a shower, that it was her idea, but she just will not have one. No disrespect, but she is making my...

    Started by MRose‎, 20-08-2014 10:31 AM
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  18. Hello - New Here

    Hello My mother, who is 83, was diagnosed with mixed Alzheimer's/vascular dementia in the middle of last year. I live 80 miles away and the day-to-day care falls on my step-father. He is 88, though remarkably active for his age. I am naturally worried about my mother but am equally concerned...

    Started by KS111‎, 25-05-2014 08:06 PM
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  19. Happy ever after!

    My Mum was diagnosed with dementia in 2009, we have had a gradual decline to a point where even her organs had forgotten how to work. I am relieved to say that for Mum it is now over. She is reunited with my Dad, no longer has dementia, breast cancer, glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood...

    Started by Lezzles‎, 19-08-2014 10:29 PM
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  20. New to this and need some advice please

    The time has come to seriously look for a residential home for my mother as she is becoming a danger to herself. I was wondering if anyone had any advise on funding residential care , my mother has her own house worth around 130,000 and lives on her own, i am going to look at some over the next...

    Started by bunker‎, 16-08-2014 01:50 PM
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  21. Problem Receiving Welcome Pack

    Hi everyone, at the beginning of July I made myself a member of The Alzheimer's Society, received confirmation of payment and a letter of thanks and that I would receive a welcome pack within 10 working days (that was the 3rd of July) at the end of July I replied saying I had nor received anything...

    Started by SoundsNorthern‎, 09-08-2014 08:46 AM
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  22. voting

    Help please? Mum recently gone into residential care I now have her electoral form to fill how do I go on about registering Mum to vote.

    Started by lostflower‎, 14-08-2014 07:16 AM
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  23. What can I do if I am not in the country?

    I am trying to sort out a back up plan in case anything happens when I am out if the country. My 78 year old mother has vascular dementia, isn't too bad at the moment and still lives at home with dad. What my dad and I are worried about is if, god forbid, my dad dies when my husband and I are away...

    Started by Tiggerdwarfy‎, 13-08-2014 09:43 PM
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  24. Finding a good residential home that will accept

    Hi, I am new to the forum and am after some much needed advice. My granddad who is in his late 80's has been living in a home for dementia patients for the past 2 years following the acceptance that my nan could no longer cope mentally or physically with the demands of is progressive dementia....

    Started by rebecca1976‎, 13-08-2014 06:29 PM
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  25. Unhappy How do I help my nan?

    My Grandad had Alzheimer's and my nan who is currently his sole carer, has been coping okay, but recently, it is getting worse and worse and he now believes my nanny is his sister and that they are living in his mothers house. He is living in an era just before he met my nan, which is really what...

    Started by emilyrose‎, 13-08-2014 12:40 PM
    alzheimer disease, difficulties, help and assistance, helping the carer, support, what to say to my nan
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