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  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. 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. Moved: Product Design Student, to design & help for the society

    Started by KieranPD‎, Yesterday 09:34 PM
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  2. New Here and don't know what to do for the best

    Hi Everyone,My aunt is in a care home 12 miles away from me,I am applying for deputyship,I am also trustee and executor for my late uncle Ron, who sadly passed away in April,everything happened within 4 weeks,my auntie Mo has no children or family only my dad,my sister and me.I don't drive and it...

    Started by Rettaere‎, Yesterday 07:35 AM
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  3. Alone & worried about housing

    Hi, I've posted before and not got a 100% answer, in fact some people were IMHO, being a bit cruel. However, I feel that social services are basically, just fobbing me off. I had a carers assessment 4weeks ago, and had a phone call from social services two days ago, and cut a long story...

    Started by Badgeman‎, 25-09-2014 03:38 AM
    homeless, lack of support, severe alzheimer's, social services
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  4. Early Bird/waking far too early

    Hi My Dad (who has vascular dementia) is sometimes waking much too early like 2 am or 4 am and deciding that it is time to get up! he puts the light on and starts getting dressed but is very disorientated and confused and Mum has to persuade him back into bed. This obviously has a knock on effect...

    Started by katie1‎, 29-09-2014 08:43 PM
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    30-09-2014, 09:19 PM
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  5. inappropriate topics of chat or obsessions?

    My father has recently started to occasionally talk about other people who are in the house (there is no one there) or ask about when he can go home. This happens regularly it is usually easy to distract him and change the subject but not so easy when he mentions the young lady that wanted to get...

    Started by katie1‎, 29-09-2014 09:44 PM
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  6. How long should I spend visiting my husband

    My husband moved into a care home four days ago and I find visiting heartbreaking. I stop for about two hours. When I visited yesterday he asked me if there was a bus stop outside which could take us home, home being the city where he was a child. I was so racked with guilt that I only got to sleep...

    Started by sue willi 41‎, 29-09-2014 10:47 AM
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    29-09-2014, 06:35 PM
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  7. care home problems

    Hello, my brother who has just turned 66 has been diagnosed with alzheimer's/dementia. He was admitted to a short stay hospital for assessment and is now way past his discharge date. My sister-in-law and niece have been trying unsuccessfully to find him a care home. My brother is not too bad...

    Started by shedragon‎, 28-09-2014 11:28 PM
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    29-09-2014, 09:10 AM
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  8. Arranging for mum to go to care home

    How do you go about persuading mum that she can't go home. She is in hospital and is looking forward to going home. We haven't told her that she can't go home and we are planning a care home for her. She will not be happy at all, but how do we go about it. It is very difficult.

    Started by Emmstev‎, 27-09-2014 08:58 PM
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    28-09-2014, 12:13 PM
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  9. Angry my shared house mate friend tennetcy shared agrement has vascular dementia

    he had a stroke is in hospital came home for hr to see if could made tea and coffee and a sandwich by him self he needed prompting and took him ages but he did do it i was told he has they think by occupational therapists he has got vascular dementia i have just read up about it and am shocked...

    Started by newbie2014‎, 27-09-2014 12:58 AM
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    27-09-2014, 11:08 PM
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  10. Mother has dementia

    My mother is currently in hospital after having a fall. She is 89 and suffers from dementia. I had a really bad time on Thursday night. I went to visit her and she refused to speak to me. She said to the nurses, keep her away from me. She went to sit in another room to get away from me. When...

    Started by Emmstev‎, 27-09-2014 02:01 PM
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    27-09-2014, 04:27 PM
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  11. Progressing Dementia or Altzsheimers?

    I'm new to this board but at present need someone to enlighten me on Altzsheimers etc. I got married in 2005 to a wonderful man who is 12 years older than I am. Almost right away I began noticing that be was already getting quite forgetful, and had trouble recalling that I told him things, or where...

    Started by iwalkwithjesus‎, 26-09-2014 10:17 AM
    68 years old, altzsheimers dementia, husband, spouse
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    26-09-2014, 10:57 AM
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  12. Advice for my mum re going out

    Hi. I am new to this site and in fact, any chat/blog site. My mum was very recently diagnosed with Alzheimer and now taking Memamtine. Although there has been a rapid decline in her, it seems to have stablised within reason. However, my dad and I are really worried about her going out alone. ...

    Started by Spkest‎, 24-09-2014 12:03 PM
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  13. Question Help needed with caring for two parents with Vascular Dementia and Alzheimers

    My Mum has had vascular dementia for several years following small strokes and my Dad has been her primary carer for those years. We have known for two years that Dad has had memory problems and has become increasingly forgetful. Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers in January this year. He is still...

    Started by JoW‎, 21-09-2014 11:07 AM
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    21-09-2014, 06:25 PM
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  14. 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, 20-09-2014 09:45 PM
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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
    care fees funding
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  19. 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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  20. Moved: Not really dementure question but advice needed

    Started by sydavis‎, 14-09-2014 04:59 PM
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  21. 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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  22. 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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    13-09-2014, 03:26 AM
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  23. 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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    11-09-2014, 09:31 AM
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  24. 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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    10-09-2014, 06:04 PM
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