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Forum: Welcome and how to use Talking Point

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. 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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  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. Who am I?

    Today mum phoned me and said would I phone kathryn and tell her she as ok.......I am kathryn.....everyone including mum calls me Kati........I said I'm Kathryn mum....no your not your Kati.....will ou tell kathryn. Sent from my iPad using Talking Point

    Started by ktnic‎, Yesterday 09:45 PM
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  2. Can care home suddenly inform you that they can no longer offer care

    My mother has been in the same care home for the past 2 1/2 years. She has Alzheimer's disease and her behaviour is at times challenging. Due to a recent event there is currently a safeguarding alert which was raised by the home as they had to restrain my mother in a sheet. While this is not an...

    Started by KayK‎, 18-09-2014 10:08 PM
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  3. 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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  4. Too nervous to sleep tonight

    Hi - just a bit of background. Dad has Alzheimer's and lives at home with my Mum, they are both in their 80s. They get daily visits off my son, who helps with housework but more emotional support for Mum and company for Dad. Myself and my brother visit 2-3 times a week each too after work (we both...

    Started by Mezz‎, 16-09-2014 04:45 AM
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  5. Do I need Court of Protection go ahead to buy annuity

    ...so having pushed it as far as I can, Mum is still not ticking all the boxes to obtain CHC funding. Now we are forced to having to drop a lump sum into buying an immediate care needs annuity (I am disgusted - this is robbery for having a brain disease). I have at long last got the Enduring...

    Started by Baldeagle‎, 04-09-2014 03:56 PM
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  6. Dementia and alcoholism...what can I do?

    My dad was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago. He was tested and diagnosed despite being a heavy drinker and on morphine tablets from an earlier medical condition, I put the fact he was diagnosed down to him lying about his drinking habits to the medical staff he has spoken to. My mother who...

    Started by Sasj‎, 15-09-2014 12:22 PM
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  7. Moved: Not really dementure question but advice needed

    Started by sydavis‎, 14-09-2014 04:59 PM
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  8. Starting a new journey in our lives

    Hello everyone. My wife aged 61 has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. We're told its is in an early stage. I wanted to introduce this as starting a new adventure in our lives but I don't know if that's appropriate. I'm trying to educate myself about what this means for us and particularly...

    Started by weeyin‎, 14-09-2014 09:21 AM
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  9. New to forum

    Hi everyone. Mum has dementia lived with us up until June of this year but unfortunately I found I could not cope with the 24 hour care and reluctantly had to arrange for Mum to go into a Dementia care home. I am pleased that she has settled so well but am still feeling very guilty. The thing I am...

    Started by polly dolly‎, 12-09-2014 11:29 PM
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  10. Claim on assets for CH funding

    Hello, I'm new to TP. My Mum's got Alzheimers & I joined because I think the experiences of people on this forum will help guide me in ensuring I do the best for my Mum and their responses will be totally impartial. My Mum has been in a care home 16 months; my step-father remained in the marital...

    Started by ELS‎, 04-09-2014 01:46 PM
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  11. Unhappy Advice needed quick !

    Hi all I need some advice, my parents are in a warden run property my dad has mobility problems and my mum has dementia/alzemizers but has perfect mobility but wanders during the day. I put mum in a home for Resbite while I went on holiday and now am back I don't know if dad can cope with her he...

    Started by Blueberry101‎, 10-09-2014 04:39 PM
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  12. New member, doing my 1st annual report for OPG

    Hi all! My name is Theresa and I'm new to the forum. I am a deputy for my mum and I will have to be sending the first annual report in soon, the date coincides with my holiday abroad, does it have to be sent off within days of the cut off date or are they ok for a couple of weeks, actually...

    Started by Tee57‎, 05-09-2014 09:37 PM
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  13. Moved: So angry.

    2 weeks ago we got the heartbreaking news that Dad was in end stage. He was in hospital because his blood sugars were extremely high & he stopped eating & drinking. After discussions with the doctor we all agreed it would be in Dads best interest to stop iv fluids & an end of life/palliative care...

    Started by kelkel‎, 06-09-2014 06:06 PM
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  14. Does this type of care home exist?

    Hi everyone My father in law has serious dementia but also has a number of other physical problems that mean that he is confined to a wheelchair and needs constant nursing attention as he is prone to sudden changes of mood. He is currently in an assessment unit where he has been for the last 9...

    Started by blef1‎, 05-09-2014 10:02 PM
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  15. What to do now After mum's gone into a nursing home?? Advice Please :)

    Hi All, Not sure where to start here but here goes, Back in march my mother came out of hostpital after a suspected stroke (but was just a urine infection) at the time I was 5 months into a electrical appreniship, After a few days of mum being home I noticed she wasnt coping and as a result I felt...

    Started by sydavis‎, 04-09-2014 03:12 PM
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  16. Smile moontree1

    Hi, I'm new to this forum. My 87 year old mother has just been diagnosed with first stage Alzheimer's. She has just started taking medication for it, and says they are making her urinary incontinent at night. Anyone else found this is the case?:)

    Started by moontree1‎, 04-09-2014 12:00 PM
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  17. Not sure how much more we can all take

    Hi, I've just registered and thought I'd see if anyone feels the same. My 82yr old mum has severe vascular dementia and Alzheimer's and has been in a care home for the last 3 and a half years. She's forgotten how to talk, walk, eat, she's double incontinent, she doesn't know if it's day or night,...

    Started by Kerrie1970‎, 31-08-2014 10:26 PM
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  18. Husband just Diagnosed with Vascular Dementia

    Hi, I'm new to this site….but just had to reach out and vent….I am totally devastated due to my husband of nearly 45 year's rapid decline with Vascular Dementia caused by mild stokes….this all popped up after our dealing with 7 intense years of caring for my mother who was suffering and died in...

    Started by T's Loving Wife‎, 31-08-2014 07:15 AM
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  19. 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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  20. I just want to sound off

    Hi, This isn’t of any help, except to me. I just wanna sound off about it all. I’m not asking for a reply, I don’t even care if no-one reads this, I just wanna moan. My dad has Alz, he’s in a local care home and being well looked after. I visit him once or twice a week. I’m not sure if he...

    Started by Whodathought‎, 29-08-2014 03:04 PM
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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