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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. Sticky Thread Sticky: Do you have questions about online safety and privacy?

    Are you concerned about your privacy? Do you have questions about how to stay safe online? Tonight we'll be hosting our monthly evening session in the Talking Point chat room, from 7.30-8.30pm. The topic for tonight's session is safety and privacy online. Please do pop in if you'd like to...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 26-01-2015 01:08 PM
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  3. 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 05:10 PM
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  4. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Talking Point mobile app update

    Hi everyone, Just to let you know that the Talking Point mobile app will be updated in the next few days. This update will fix a few technical issues and bugs which have been affecting some users. The Android update should be available tomorrow via the Google Play Store, and the iOS update...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 27-11-2014 02:12 PM
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  5. 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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  6. 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 04:51 PM
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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 04:18 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. encouragment to use the toilet.

    Good day all. My wife of 39 years who has dementia has started to leave going to the toilet a little late. Sometimes it is to late and she has accidents? I do remind her and encourage her to go the toilet, but it does not always work and to be truthful the encouragement can feel more like...

    Started by ANDOVA‎, 26-01-2015 07:21 PM
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    26-01-2015, 08:00 PM
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  2. My lovely Mum has gone

    Hi, haven't posted for a while, but wanted to share the news that my lovely Mum passed away on January 10th. She collapsed at the care home where she had been living for the past 15 months, and was taken to hospital in an ambulance. She was vomiting and had stomach pains. Initially they thought...

    Started by Il Gufo‎, 22-01-2015 03:24 PM
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  3. financial worries

    my father has been diagnosed with dementia but my mother is very reluctant to accept this.We have been advised by a solicitor to apply to the court of protection to appoint a deputy but my mother feels like we are going behind dads back.Can we apply for power of attorney or does it have to be court...

    Started by silvertips‎, 23-01-2015 10:19 PM
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  4. Early onset dementia group

    Hi everyone, I am currently in the process of setting up a group for people with early onset dementia. I was wondering if anybody has had an experiencing of running or attending a group like this? Or if anyone has any ideas about the type of things that might be beneficial to cover in the group....

    Started by Anna88‎, 23-01-2015 05:45 PM
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  5. Can't bring myself to admit defeat and sign the care home contract

    I can't believe this is happening, I never wanted my mother to end up in a care home but after locking herself out of the house at 4 am, nearly dying of hypothermia it seems I have to admit defeat and probably can't keep her safe in her own home anymore. She was getting more confused and anxious...

    Started by count2ten‎, 13-01-2015 12:33 AM
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  6. A bit of guidance after diagnosis please.

    Hello, My Stepfather was diagnosed with vascular dementia recently after being taken into hospital for an illness. For the last 2 weeks he has been in a rehab unit, they now say he is ready to go home. The problem being my mother is just getting over cancer and will be unable to look after him...

    Started by Rob B‎, 21-01-2015 01:46 PM
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  7. He drives me crazy!!!

    Hello I have been trying to get used to how my life has changed since my husband was diagnosed in 2014 . In a huge way it has given me a great deal of strength to cope and be both his and my own carer.I have Parkinson's and luckily my medication is very good. But we all have bad days. As you all...

    Started by trish54‎, 18-01-2015 04:47 PM
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  8. Question Deputyship & selling property

    :confused: Hi I'm new to this forum but I'm hoping someone may be able to help. My mum is 92 & has Alzheimer's. She has been in nursing care for 2 years now. Dad passed away last March so I've been left sorting all the finances & legal stuff out. I applied to the Court of Protection for...

    Started by elainewal‎, 19-01-2015 06:19 PM
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  9. Hello from a new starter!

    Added this to the sticky thread. I think I posted in the wrong place. Sorry.

    Started by Strafford‎, 19-01-2015 11:35 AM
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  10. Possible Day Care Closure

    Hello everyone! I wonder if any of you have any tips on how to prevent the local council trying to close the only Dementia Daycare in our area.My Dad was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2009 but has only recently started attending daycare 3 times a week. It is an invaluable resource but the...

    Started by DancesWithCats‎, 18-01-2015 06:49 PM
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  11. Red face need standard contract for home help - any one know where i can find one?

    My mother is in hospital after a fall / break and I'm unsure what to do. At the moment she's safe in hospital but they want to send her home. I have several options but don't know which one to take. I should mention that she lives with my brother who cooks for her when he's home, but doesn't...

    Started by katiebell‎, 04-01-2015 02:55 PM
    care package, contract, fall, home help, hospital
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  12. understanding advanced dementia

    Hello! I am caring for my mother who is 95. She has vascular dementia , the main symptom being bad memory and a very insecure nature.I have moved her in to live with me ( I'm retired) as i want to look after her as long as possible, particularly as she is well aware of who I am, and to put her in a...

    Started by sailorjon77‎, 16-01-2015 08:02 PM
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  13. sad

    Hi today was the first time Peter has talked about is illness ,we were talking about the new year and I said I wonder what this year will bring and he said not a lot for me with what I have got, I hope I did right I said not to worry it will be years before any thing happens and I would look after...

    Started by christmas‎, 02-01-2015 12:09 AM
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  14. Hi everyone !

    Good morning - I am Lizell, a mental health nurse with a particular interest in dementia care although not my original area of interest. I now work in the private sector where I use my compassion and skills to nurse people in their older years with a multiple of conditions. I have supported AD...

    Started by Lizell‎, 16-01-2015 10:34 AM
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  15. Decision time?

    Am I being unkind by leaving my mother living on her own? She has some nice carers, but her memory has just plummeted in the last couple of weeks - I thought it was to do with the weather but I'm really worried that she has taken another step down and lost a bit more of her mind. Her memory is...

    Started by count2ten‎, 04-12-2014 11:57 PM
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  16. going mad

    Hi I am going mad Peter just Will not do anything I want to go town today but as usual he has a cold he has had this cold for five years ,and its getting on my nerves, I don't go anywhere if I do I have to get back in a hour so it not worth going out , I just want to scream the house down , I feel...

    Started by christmas‎, 14-01-2015 12:06 PM
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  17. how to exit my wifes care home without a big fuss.

    My wife has been in a care home with dementia for about two months but hates it and continually pleads with me to take her home. The home provides excellent care but there are a few patients who are particularly challenging and these upset her a lot ( she is well aware of her surroundings ) ...

    Started by bongee‎, 18-12-2014 04:48 PM
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  18. Help in caring for Mum

    My Mum was diagnosed with dementia 2 years ago. She lives alone, I live abroad and my siblings are scattered around the UK. The problem is that up until now she has been living on her own with carers visits morning and evening, I visit every 4-6 weeks. She has been comfortable and happy until...

    Started by Roly59‎, 05-01-2015 12:53 PM
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  19. Angry power of attorney x 2 ..finance..& welfare

    HI ANY ONE WHO can help plz as new looking after older man with vas dementia dr said you must think about power of attorney quick ....... i am only person he wants as this person but i have qs i know the prices and who signs forms etc but i am not sure what happens if the patient dies as there...

    Started by newbie2014‎, 09-01-2015 12:37 PM
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  20. new care worker allocated starting all over again Advise needed bullet point in post

    Good evening Today I made contact with my dads new care worker we are really struggling right now, dad seems to have taken a real dip.. Sundowning yesterday resulting in him on phone asking me to take him home.. he was at home ! I drove round ( rush hour) he was delighted to see me.. Mum...

    Started by Fiona P‎, 08-01-2015 05:49 PM
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  21. family life

    Hi, This the first time I have written on here. My mum, me & my husband bought a house together so that we could keep an eye on mum as she got older. Not long after we moved in it became apparent that there was something wrong, she was eventually diagnosed with Alzheimer's last Feb after a battle...

    Started by hoby cat‎, 08-01-2015 03:31 PM
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  22. Lightbulb Help and advice for my mother with dementia moving in with us

    Hi, I am new to this forum (registering today after speaking to Alzheimers society). My mum has dementia (diagnosed now for about 4 years) and we are looking to have her come and live with us within the next 9-12 months. The reason for the delay is we are looking to extend the house giving her her...

    Started by jimmyjammyjames‎, 07-01-2015 09:21 PM
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  23. Post Advice for a frustrated carer please

    My Dad is increasingly upset at his wife's confusion, during which she talks about her father (who was abusive to her and her mother through her childhood and is now dead but also no previous contact for many years, so why is she thinking about him now?). She says that her father built their...

    Started by YCL‎, 05-01-2015 09:33 PM
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  24. Cancer surgery for my step dad

    Hello there My step dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 6 years ago and has recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer. The doctors want to remove part of his bowel but my Mum is not sure whether it is in his best interest in terms of the effects of his quality of life after the op. As I have...

    Started by pebblemiff‎, 07-01-2015 04:39 PM
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    07-01-2015, 05:29 PM
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  25. Trying to understand - what do you think

    Hi Everybody, I have reached the point where I feel I need a bit of support in just accepting what's going on. I will start a blog as I hope I can help others in return but for now here's my dilemma. My dad has now been in care since May and is on an EMI ward in a great care home having been...

    Started by mutters‎, 14-12-2014 12:22 AM
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    07-01-2015, 02:08 AM
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