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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. 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. 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: 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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. My brother passed away unexpectedly and my father has dementia

    Hi I am new to this forum and I truly hope that I can find some help here. My brother died of a massive heart attack on Tuesday October 21, 2014. He was only 56. I am from Maryland and my brother still lived there. I live in New Hampshire and moved my father to an assisted living facility in New...

    Started by kathyh77‎, Today 04:06 PM
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  2. Mum does not understand or accept diagnosis how can we get support?

    My mum was diagnosed a couple if weeks ago. With vascular dementia. She is 75 and has always been fiercely independent and protective of her privacy. She has been confused aggressive goes wandering and expresses paranoid and delusions. She does not accept the diagnosis, lives on her own and...

    Started by rmch1‎, Today 12:14 AM
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  3. My Dad has Dementia

    My dad is 84 and has dementia. My mum (83) is currently his sole carer. He is doubley incontinent so mum has a lot to do. She is not in the best of health and is partially sighted. At the moment she insists that she doesn't want any help as she feels that while dad still knows and seems to...

    Started by JCA‎, Today 02:16 PM
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  4. Introduction

    Hi everyone and thanks for giving me the opportunity to join this forum. I really could do with some support/help please. My mum is 71 and was diagnosed with intermediate Alzheimer's around 12 months ago, my dad is her carer and they have been together over 50 years. Dad recently went into...

    Started by Lucid‎, Yesterday 07:59 PM
    advice, help please
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  5. Not swallowing his drinks

    My husband has had Vascular dementia/Alzheimers for 12 years now. Each time he get's a chest infection or goes into heart failure his Alzheimers takes a nose dive, but he never goes back to baseline. His Alzheimers just seems to get worse after each infection or illness. I am worrying at the...

    Started by sandy34‎, Yesterday 03:27 PM
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  6. Lpa

    Myself and 2 brothers have joint LPA for my mum. The Informal agreement has always been that one brother manages financial affairs and I because I live nearest manage any health issues. Up until 12 months ago we got along and managed ok. However, our brother went away for a total of. 8 weeks in 11...

    Started by ktnic‎, 22-10-2014 08:39 PM
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    22-10-2014, 08:39 PM
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  7. jigsaw45

    my husband was diagnosed with alzheimers 2 years ago he is only 69 years old now, we moved to a lot smaller place with just a little garden as previous house & garden was much too big and both of us could not cope with it, we have been in new abode for a month now, he says he likes it, I know it...

    Started by jigsaw45‎, 22-10-2014 07:57 PM
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  8. Hello - I care for hubby

    Hello, I care for hubby. He has a number of ailments including leukaemia diagnosed in 1999. As a result of leukaemia treatments his bones have crumbled, affecting mobility so that he is now housebound. However the main reason for joining this site is, of course, that he has dementia. I...

    Started by Lilac Blossom‎, 06-10-2014 02:55 PM
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    22-10-2014, 04:54 PM
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  9. Unhappy Could anyone help us ?

    Hi I'm new to this, my husband who is 60 years of age was diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer's at the end of 2012, he has no hobbies, and attends Luncheon clubs 2 days a week, there are times when I get really frustrated with him because its as if he does not listen or dose not want to...

    Started by laugh‎, 20-10-2014 08:12 PM
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  10. What does this mean?

    My grandad was diagnosed Alzheimer's around 5 years ago. My grandma made the devastating decision to put him in a care home in spring this year. He has since declined fast and 2 weeks ago was hospitalised with dehydration and pneumonia. He has lost the ability to swallow so hasn't eaten for...

    Started by Random_angel‎, 18-10-2014 01:54 PM
    confused, end of life care, end stage, hospital, pneumonia, swallow
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    18-10-2014, 08:48 PM
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  11. dad is tearing, cutting and destroying stuff.

    Hi, I'm new on here. My mum has been diagnosed with alzheimers and dad has mixed vascular dementia and alzheimers. Both diagnosed at the same time, just over a year ago. Dad has got worse over the last 3 wks and is now destroying everything. It started with him shredding his old paperwork as...

    Started by bluejag69‎, 17-10-2014 09:29 PM
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  12. Alzheimer and cataract

    :) Hi! My mum has been suffering from Alzheimer for the past 12 years. She has cataract and will undergo in the next few months lazer surgery. She is not aware of it as she forgets things immediately. She is intellectually no more active. If I ask her, she does not know what to think about it but...

    Started by Lizziedalia‎, 15-10-2014 12:30 AM
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  13. attendance allowance

    My husband has alzheimers and I have just been refused attendance allowance because he does not need help with bodily functions. However he does need lots of other help. do you think its worth appealing against this.

    Started by mondoos‎, 16-10-2014 07:56 PM
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  14. Unhappy dad with dementia

    Hi to all, I am new to this site and have never posted anything, anywhere, ever before so I hope I'm doing it right. I desperately need some advice. My 80 year old dad has dementia and has been in a care home for the last 12 months. My mum can't/won't look after him at home after they had a...

    Started by catmad‎, 14-10-2014 04:59 PM
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    15-10-2014, 12:37 AM
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  15. Talking point app

    Is there an issue with this at present? I clicked on the icon on my home screen and it came up with my username but the password part blank and said you are not allowed to log in via Taptalk. When I put in my password the same message came up. I am using a Samsung Galaxy 3 tablet - just...

    Started by CeliaW‎, 10-10-2014 12:54 PM
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  16. Can we get help?

    My lovely husband is 70 & although he is my carer he has developed memory problems, he gets confused & forgets what he is doing mid task, he repeats himself & gets anxious in unfamiliar situation/places. Our family became very concerend over the last 12 months due to his obvious deterioration. He...

    Started by mollymoo1‎, 13-10-2014 03:37 PM
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  17. Looking for guidance and advice

    Hello! Firstly, thanks for your time to anyone reading. I have something on my mind which I don't want to just ignore, but also don't want to cause trouble. At the end of our road, where I go to get the bus to work, lives an older chap (P) who used to work at a large engineer works where my...

    Started by CosmicJetson‎, 14-10-2014 10:06 AM
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    14-10-2014, 11:25 AM
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  18. Hidden strength

    My mum 91 is very frail struggles to walk even with a frame, has problems with back, leg etc. however during the night she is able to walk without her walker often taking her commode from bedroom to lounge or kitchen, chairs from room to room. She of course has no knowledge of this the following...

    Started by ktnic‎, 13-10-2014 10:38 PM
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  19. Is it normal for someone with Alzheimers to not tell the truth when asked a question?

    Hello, I'm new to this and wonder if anyone can help answer my question...Mum was diagnosed about a year ago with early stage Alzheimers, she's in her late 80's. I was her main carer at home but after several falls I managed to get Mum into a flat in sheltered accommodation and after a fraught move...

    Started by Freddo‎, 13-10-2014 10:27 AM
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  20. Removing dentures

    My mother has dementia. She doesn't understand me when I ask her to take her teeth out of her mouth. Does anyone have any tips how to get them out? She usually wants to bite on anything that goes between her teeth. I read a horror story where a senior woman's dentures became embedded in her...

    Started by denturedaughter‎, 12-10-2014 06:19 AM
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  21. Who can help with incontinence please!!

    Hi there, I am new to this talking point but now I have found it I would like some help please. I am carer and struggling with the problem of incontinence. It was just urine to start with but has now gone further. Had guests this weekend maybe this caused a bit of upset. went out for under an hour...

    Started by itsgoingwrong‎, 12-10-2014 08:35 PM
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  22. Feeling frustrated

    My Dad was diagnosed in June last year, my Mum is his main carer at the moment. His main issues are eating bread constantly and going wondering for hours. Recently he has been getting more and more aggressive , which has caused my Mum to be in hospital for a day or so. Is this behaviour something...

    Started by Holster‎, 12-10-2014 09:07 PM
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  23. 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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  24. 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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    11-10-2014, 02:37 PM
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  25. Advice on moving one parent into care

    My father has vascular dementia and currently lives with my mother 50 miles away. My mother has had recent health issues and now needs care herself so recently we have been forced to place to father in respite care whilst caring for our mother. It is increasingly apparent that my mum needs more...

    Started by Mearns‎, 11-10-2014 02:20 AM
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    11-10-2014, 12:14 PM
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