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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 05:10 PM
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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 04:51 PM
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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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    03-01-2014, 03:20 PM
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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. 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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  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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    04-04-2012, 06:39 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. New member

    Hello, so happy with this new find, hope you are all well, imelda

    Started by Ima‎, Yesterday 11:31 PM
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  2. Feeling so low

    Hello I have vascular demenia at 53. Every single thing has been an effort since I found out and my head is so messed up I dont feel like I want to be here at all, selfish I know! Ive always been a carer for my 27 year old disabled son and I feel so tired mentally and physically. The care for...

    Started by seagull50‎, 23-02-2015 05:48 PM
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    25-02-2015, 12:12 AM
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  3. Should I move my Gran nearer to her family from a care home she is content in?

    Hello I am new to Talking Point but have joined to get some help wrestling with a dilemma concerning my lovely Granny. She is 94 and has been in a care home in Devon for the past 2 years after she was diagnosed with dementia. My mother was diagnosed with cancer at the same time and was...

    Started by Tiddles‎, 24-02-2015 05:44 PM
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    24-02-2015, 11:45 PM
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  4. 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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  5. Hello

    Hi Everyone, I guess as we are all on here that we are all in the same boat! My Mother in Law has dementia and myself and hubby are her main carers. Although not officially diagnosed her Dr says she has vascular dementia. We have had a memory nurse come to house to do an assessment and Thursday I...

    Started by Susyg‎, 23-02-2015 12:23 AM
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    24-02-2015, 04:25 AM
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  6. Care home wants NI number

    Has anyone been required to give a care home a NI number and if so why would they need it. I rang electoral register office today to change my husbands address and found that they already had him on their list. Electoral officers had been targeting care homes apparently. I sorted things out with...

    Started by Rosie2‎, 23-02-2015 08:45 PM
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    23-02-2015, 09:50 PM
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  7. Worried about my health

    Hi everyone. I've just joined here. I'm not sure if posting here is going to help me but I am very concerned about my mental health and so am trying to cover every option at the moment. If I can explain my condition and the various procedures I have gone through then maybe someone can shed some...

    Started by robbo13‎, 23-02-2015 03:46 AM
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    23-02-2015, 08:31 PM
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  8. Angry Laeticia

    Hi, I've just joined TP and the Alzheimers forum. My Dad has just died of the disease at the age of 97, after suffering from it for about 6 years. I wish I had found this forum while he was going through it all. He was in a lovely nursing home for the last three years of his life, and my sister...

    Started by Laeticia‎, 21-02-2015 12:44 PM
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    22-02-2015, 02:48 AM
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  9. Assisted holidays

    Dear Members, What has been your experience of high quality Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia care facilities based in tropical climes where those with Alzheimer's and possibly their carers are able to have a holiday without compromising on their care needs?

    Started by Gupi‎, 20-02-2015 06:52 AM
    alzheimer's holidays, assisted holidays, assisted living, assisted tourism
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    21-02-2015, 10:32 PM
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  10. Thumbs down My grandfather has dementia

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could answer a few questions. (I'm new to this and don't really know how this works, so sorry if I'm doing it wrong). I'm 16 years old and my grandfather has dementia. I don't know how far along he is but it's gotten so bad that sometimes he doesn't know who I am...

    Started by Effy_‎, 17-02-2015 01:07 PM
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    20-02-2015, 09:27 PM
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  11. Hi all

    I really dont know where to start , Im Robert . i found the forums on google . my 65 year old father has apparently been diagnose in november . I am at my wits end on finding advice , i hope to find some answer here Robert

    Started by robw1uk‎, 14-02-2015 09:59 PM
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    18-02-2015, 09:18 PM
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  12. So glad i have found you!

    Hello Everyone I have been reading the posts on this site for a few weeks now as I have concerns for my Mother. I feel it is time to interact and seek help & advice where I can. Myself & 3 brothers are getting increasingly concerned about my Mother's behaviour. She has always been a formidable...

    Started by Jamaicaj‎, 17-02-2015 11:47 PM
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  13. Sufferer taken to Care Home against her wish and against the wish of her husband

    What can be done? Farnborough Hants area.

    Started by rexx‎, 17-02-2015 07:58 PM
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    17-02-2015, 08:09 PM
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  14. I don't want my mum to move care homes

    Hi, my mother has vascular dementia and needs care for just about everything really, I.e going to the toilet and eating. She is currently in a small care home on "emi" / dementia unit within a "care home without nursing" she has been in there for nearly three months now and she seems settled. My...

    Started by Harry2026‎, 16-02-2015 11:27 PM
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  15. Coping

    Im really struggling looking after partner. Shes 67 and hadd alz fior at least three years. Shes agressive and doesnt like me at all. Everything i suggest or do the answer is always no. No to washing, eating, dressing etc etc. Im getting some help but very little really. My own health is suffering....

    Started by Noswestry‎, 17-02-2015 02:19 PM
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    17-02-2015, 03:02 PM
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  16. Wrongly charged Care fees

    My mother has Dementia and parkinsons and in late 2013, after a year of me caring for her, she was admitted to a nursing home. i approached adult services to ask if there was any help with fees they said there is a deferred payment scheme but her capitol would have to be below the 23,000 threshold...

    Started by vern‎, 16-02-2015 01:03 PM
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    17-02-2015, 12:12 PM
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  17. Unhappy Hello

    Difficult to ask such personal questions to persons never met, but also helpful in a way. I am married to a man diagnosed with Alzheimers. We have a large home and grounds. He refuses to allow anyone to come and maintain it, therefore it is out of control and not at all what it was previously....

    Started by Claire322‎, 17-02-2015 12:03 AM
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    17-02-2015, 12:36 AM
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  18. Our mum has parkinso and just been diagnosed with dementia

    Hi, Our mum has Parkinson and just been diagnosed with dementia my sister lives with mum and has done for the last 6 years. I believe mum has had Parkinson for at least 3 years and now she has been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia my sister is finding it difficult to manage now as...

    Started by Jan60‎, 01-12-2014 10:00 PM
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    16-02-2015, 05:36 PM
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  19. help to understand

    hi all, im new to this so I will probably make a few mistakes. My mum has dementia and my family and I look after her,we stay with her at night, she has started day centre 1 day a week 3 weeks ago, but this past 3 weeks has been v hard, she goes over to the neighbours about 10 times a day. I feel...

    Started by at40‎, 14-03-2014 05:01 PM
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    16-02-2015, 12:39 PM
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  20. Unhappy Advise to help my mother

    Hi, my mother was recently diagnosed with dementia, she has been forgetting family names and getting confused. I am making a family tree of our immediate family so that she can use this. I'm just scared she might get upset. Am finding things bit hard as I have 2 older sisters who have taken control...

    Started by Bluerosedove‎, 15-02-2015 10:38 PM
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    16-02-2015, 07:55 AM
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  21. Grandma in denial and refuses to get help for Grandad's possible dementia

    I really have no idea what to do. My Grandad has been acting differently for a while and has many symptoms of early dementia. My problem is that my Grandma hides it from the entire family. She controls him, speaks for him and will not let him go to the doctor without her. Please do not think...

    Started by Unforgiven17‎, 14-02-2015 08:39 PM
    dementia, denial, family
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    14-02-2015, 09:21 PM
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  22. Benefits of Deuptyship?

    Benefits of Deputyship? We are trying to persuade my father to apply to the court of protection to be a deputy for my mother, who has dementia. The cost of this is putting him off, and he thinks it is unnecessary. Is there a list anywhere that shows examples of they types of things people would...

    Started by Summersun‎, 14-02-2015 05:16 PM
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    14-02-2015, 08:18 PM
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  23. G'day from a Land Down Under

    Greetings all, This is my first post on this forum and it's difficult to know where to start. My very first memory of Alzheimer's is of my paternal great-grandmother, Maud, whom I have vague memories of visiting as a child in Bradford. My Father would take me to visit her occasionally. The...

    Started by CaptainQuark‎, 12-02-2015 09:23 AM
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    12-02-2015, 02:45 PM
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  24. 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, 24-10-2014 12:14 AM
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    12-02-2015, 10:24 AM
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  25. Concerned for my mum

    I am extremely concerned for my mum and my aunt. They both play a massive part in the care of my Gran, although my grandmother is currently in hospital and has vascular dementia...but since going into hospital 9 week's ago her dementia has gotten much worse. What concerns me most is anytime my Gran...

    Started by Nickii‎, 11-02-2015 10:19 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-02-2015, 11:42 PM
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