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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. Being accused of stealing her hinges

    I need help, accused of taking things Mum was diagnosed with VD at beginning do this year, though has been 'odd' for lot longer. She lives on her own but my brother and I do a day about, so one of us are with her every day. With the help of this site, we have struggled thro until now. Her short...

    Started by bdmid‎, Yesterday 03:22 PM
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  2. Newbie needs advice please re test scorings

    Hi, my nearly 81yr old husband had a memory test (MMSE) at our local surgery which he failed quite badly and was referred to the memory clinic. He was also told not to drive until further tests. Since then he has been unbearable to live with and ranting about it (not being able to drive) to...

    Started by Pickalily‎, 21-04-2014 05:53 PM
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  3. Sole full time carer - trying to undertand the issues & what might be ahead

    My Mum has had vascular dementia for probably 6-8 years. Reading through the posts of others she is doing ok for the moment. Her memory is seriously impaired, she cannot recall things that happened two minutes ago, or concentrate for any length of time. Her recollection of times past is also...

    Started by Merrymaid‎, 21-02-2014 11:10 PM
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  4. Worried about Mum's weight

    My Mum has been in a care home since last October. We are very happy with the care she is getting, and the staff are all really lovely. I am concerned that Mum seems to be sort of fading away. She eats well, and enjoys her biscuits and cakes too. But she is just getting smaller and smaller. Is...

    Started by Il Gufo‎, 19-04-2014 10:17 AM
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  5. Mothering laws home

    My mothering law has been diagnosed with early Alzheimer's. She owns her own home. And currently has two of her sons living with her. My question is if she requires care, could they put a charge against the house even though it is the home of two of her sons? Is there anything we could do to...

    Started by Katyshaw‎, 21-04-2014 01:33 PM
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  6. Early age dementia at 56, anyone else share their stories?

    My mum has been off work for a year and we believe she has dementia, she is 56 and nurses have confirmed that they believe it's dementia but waiting on scan results to rubber stamp it. Anything we can do to help early dementia?

    Started by NCD1986‎, 20-02-2014 10:42 PM
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  7. Holidays- visiting at Nursing home - clean up

    I ready a post on this forum earlier today after a google search on the topic of "Visiting Loved one with Dementia on holidays" and wanted to put my 2 cents in after reading some of the responses given. My mother is in late stages of vascular dementia. I'm learning as I go like I assume most of us...

    Started by Julemar‎, 18-04-2014 06:30 PM
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  8. 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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  9. Moved: Korsakoff dementia

    Anybody head any dealing with this kind of dementia

    Started by Maz123‎, 17-04-2014 11:19 PM
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  10. Cyproterone acetate

    My father has been prescribed cyproterone acetate for aggression in vascular dementia. Does anyone have any experience of this medication?

    Started by Jaguar‎, 17-04-2014 09:33 PM
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  11. 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, 15-04-2014 07:54 PM
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Moved: New to TP

    Started by MOJO59‎, 10-04-2014 11:45 AM
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  17. 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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  18. Moved: Advice wanted

    Started by scribe143‎, 08-04-2014 03:16 PM
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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