Welcome to Talking Point - Alzheimer's Society's online discussion forum for anyone affected by dementia. It's a place to ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported.
If you would like to join a discussion on the forum or start a new one, you will need to either register or log-in (you can log-in by clicking on the box at the top right of the main forum). If you need help using Talking Point, please take a look at our Help videos or main Help section. Talking Point is kindly funded by Santander.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
Several days this week have been horrendous for Dad (he's had 3 washes on the go in a day) and upsetting for Mum (who won't remember why Dad's so fed up but gets very stressed because he is).
Are lapses from the previous levels of incontinence to be expected please in mid-late stage dementia? ...
I am Keaya, newbie here. Nice to meet you all. Hope will meet with great people, get advice and share knowledge.
I usually like to try and welcome as many new members as I can to the forum, because I received such a lovely, warm welcome myself when I joined, and it's been a lifeline for me.
But lately I've had some ups and downs and haven't been posting quite so much so I think I've missed quite a few...
Longer-standing Talking Point users will know that for the last few years, we have carried out a survey about the forum. It’s that time again. :)
Our annual survey is a key way for us to keep track of how we’re doing. The more feedback we have from you about your experience of using Talking...
New member with his mum
Hi to all, my step father passed away on the 21st October 2013 and from that day my 74 year old mum moved in with us.
She has mild dementia. I'm lucky that my daughter has moved out and we have a free room. Also extremely fortunate to have an amazing wife to take this on....
Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself to the forum. Having used forums before (albeit wedding forums!) I know how supportive they can be.
I find myself here for my granddad. Who is and always has been the head and 'Godfather' of our family, full of stories and laughter. Coming from a caring...
I'm really pleased to announce that jaymor and stanleypj are new members of our Volunteer Host team!
Many of you will know jaymor and stanleypj - they've been active members of Talking Point and have helped to welcome and support other members.
Our Volunteer Hosts and...
I ve been watching for a while , but get so emotional for myself and everyone on this site that I can't say too much. Logged on to reply to someone.
I am a new member, my grandma has dementia and was diagnosed about this time last year. The side of my family that my grandma is on aren't ones for talking and it feels like the issue gets brushed under the ground a bit. Also my grandad doesn't like change so won't consider changing their...
Hi. I have been talking to a lady whose husband has vascular dementia. She is struggling to cope and needs someone to talk to. Unfortunately she can't get to the local groups as she can't get someone to look after her husband or take him with her. Are there any helplines she can ring in confidence...
I'm moved back to Ireland 5yrs ago, this week, to care for my Mum. She'd become increasingly frail and lonely so it just had to be done. I'd moved from home and Ireland at 17yrs old so it was a big change for us both.
She's 93 now, and we live together with my sanity saver, Sparkle dog....
I’m delighted to welcome two new Volunteer Moderators, Izzy and Noorza, to the Talking Point team. Many of you will already know Izzy and Noorza: Izzy has been a forum member for many years and was previously a Volunteer Host, and Noorza has been an active member since she joined...
I have finally plucked up the courage to join.Reading all the posts has been extremely informative. It has helped me cope with things already.
My Mother is in the process of being diagnosed. We have been to the Memory Clinic and she has had a brain scan. We are awaiting the results. ...
Morning all, Im new to talking point so just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm a CPN in elderly team working with all dementia types, main reason for joining was to get a feel for the app and hopefully introduce those I work with to it as an extra support network
Hello I am a new member, my mum has dementis and is in a home and is very happy there. It has been a few hard years, but st leadt I know she is being well cared for.
When I go to the discussion page, I do not get a post new threat option?
I have been trying to search for previous posts on a new medication Mum has been put on. In both basic and advanced search it takes for ever and the only result I seem to get is an error message saying Files too large to load.
Is this a known temporary blip?
PS - doing search on an...
Hi i have been using this site a few times and its a life line. now i am having difficulty with my password and finding my way round the site, everything i try to do on here is really difficult for me. it has took me from yesterday morning to get back on because i forgot my password which i did...
This Talking Point clock is an hour wrong. I did a double take. Have the clocks gone back? Have I misread the time? Am I confused! :confused:
Regards and a big thank you:) for those who moderate Talking Point
John (Beechmount) indicated in another thread that he sometimes sees a post where the last word of a line is sometimes duplicated (either on the same line or on the next). I'm trying to track down what the problem might be but it's difficult because I am not seeing the same problem.
I once accidentally managed to view an index of all members, if I remember correctly, but now have no idea how I got there.
Could someone please point me in the right direction?
This is just to let you know about a few small amendments we’ve made to Talking Point, in response to feedback from users following the updates this summer.
The key changes we’ve made are:
• We’ve added the Alzheimer’s Society factsheets list as a separate item in the...
Hello everyone, I'm back. Had long break from this forum, mainly because Mum seemed to settle into a relatively 'normal' phase, with few problems other that memory loss. However in the last week things have taken an alarming turn for the worse. And I'm sorry that I only seem to come on here when I...
Hi My mum has severe dementia and is in a nursing home. I thought I might like to access Talking Point from my mobile. My old mobile was very basic so I decided to get a contract. I got a HTC phone and tried to download the Talking Point App from Play Store. The App downloaded successfully but...
I have looked at the 'help' but I don't understand it. What is the difference from posting here and a blog? Why would one want to 'blog'?
Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.
Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.
Order threads in...
Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.