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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. 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 01:12 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 03:51 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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  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 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. Am i grieving for the mom i had?

    Hi everyone, Not a good day today; I went to visit mom in the care home, she was very down and tearful, Kept putting her head in her hands and crying all the time I was there. She keeps asking me to take her to live with us, she constantly says how frightened she is and thinks the communal...

    Started by Patricia Alice‎, 18-03-2015 09:15 PM
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  2. Trouble with family

    I have just woken up this morning looking to have a bit of a rant to get it off my chest. The problem is with my SIL, she has been completely uncaring and insensitive as soon as my MIL first showed signs of dementia. My MIL 81 has just been diagnosed with mixed dementia, vascular and alzheimer's...

    Started by so unfair‎, 27-03-2015 07:48 AM
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    28-03-2015, 09:54 PM
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  3. help

    I have just edited a past post but don`t know how to send it.:confused:

    Started by Bezzy21‎, 26-03-2015 08:33 PM
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  4. Nursing home fees when you're absent

    We're presently seeking a nursing home who can look after my father who has dementia. Unsurprisingly, the weekly cost is 900. What does surprise me is that should he have to go into hospital for any reason and vacates the home for a period of time, we will still have to pay the FULL amount. ...

    Started by Reverend James‎, 22-03-2015 03:52 PM
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  5. New today.

    I only just joined so hope to get some valuable info regarding my mum who has dementia. She seems to have got so bad since Christmas just gone. I live waiting for the phone to ring or when I come back home the phone to be flashing with a message. Only today mum has rung to see if I had gone to...

    Started by Sianey‎, 23-03-2015 01:54 PM
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    23-03-2015, 08:12 PM
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  6. Mum is "trapped" in France

    This is my first post, I joined today. My mother lives in France. Her partner passed away at the end of last year she has lived in a hospital in France since then. We were not aware that my mothers condition was as advanced as it is. We want to bring her home to the UK, she requires 24 hour...

    Started by Stockers‎, 21-03-2015 10:40 AM
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  7. iam new

    Hello everyone iam new to talking point.iam 55 years old and last year was diagnosed with small vessel brain disease and early stages of vascular dementia seking help and advice from members who can share help advice and support many thanks busta

    Started by busta‎, 21-03-2015 08:41 AM
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    21-03-2015, 02:17 PM
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  8. Hello everyone

    Hi, my name is Ian and my mother has early onset alzheimer's. She lives with her partner who is now also her carer. Her short term memory is very poor now and she has recently been experiencing severe mood swings coupled with agitation, anger, confusion and apathy. More recently she has tried to...

    Started by Jellson‎, 18-03-2015 06:17 PM
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    18-03-2015, 10:00 PM
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  9. Question Confused - Moving to care for my Mum

    Hi, I wonder if anyone has any advice please? My mum was diagnosed 18 months ago. She is slowly getting worse. She has her own bungalow and has recently fallen a few times during the night. However this is because she also has type 1 diabetes and has sometimes forgotten to eat something before...

    Started by MaggieBetsie‎, 17-03-2015 11:42 AM
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    17-03-2015, 04:01 PM
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  10. Question CHC Funding

    Does anyone have any advice or experience of CHC funding for Alzheimers sufferers please? My dad is in final stage & was admitted to hospital 6 weeks ago following a fall - nothing broken but severely dehtdrated. He deteriorated quite quickly, stopped eating and drinking and was put on a drip to...

    Started by Angel Eyes‎, 13-03-2015 08:57 AM
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  11. CHC Funding turned down!! What now?

    Hi All, This is reference to my dad who has dementia and his in an EMI nursing home. He has multiple health problems along with his vascular dementia. We had a CHC assessment done on 17th February using the DST. Unsurprisingly we did not get it even though dad scored 4 highs and 3 moderates and 4...

    Started by marts1711‎, 14-03-2015 01:33 PM
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  12. Given up job to care for mum-any financial advice/suggestions please?

    Hello, My sister has given up her job to take up the lion share of caring for our mum who has alzheimers. She has some savings but no property (she was saving up to buy a flat as she currently rents). Apart from attendance allowance, she has been told that she is not entitled to any other financial...

    Started by Gladis‎, 13-03-2015 10:08 PM
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  13. Mum not settling in care home. Help and advice needed please

    Hi, my sister and I have just registered as we are feel like we are walking in treacle every day. We had been mum's carer (she is 90 with vascular dementia and sundowners) for 3 years, covering 13 hours a day. In December we moved her to a lovely care home which is for residential dementia. She is...

    Started by Patricia Alice‎, 02-03-2015 09:30 PM
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    14-03-2015, 10:46 AM
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  14. Question Tracking the person with dementia

    Hello everyone......any ideas on this? I have a family member with early onset dementia, now late 50's. He maintains some independence and wants to keep that as long as he can. His weekly routine one day a week is that his wife puts him on the train where they live, and he gets off one stop, 15...

    Started by JacknJill‎, 14-03-2015 08:13 AM
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  15. Hello

    Can anyone help me? I have a concern for my husband, who is unaware of this. He is a v proud man and would hate to think there is anything 'wrong' but I wonder if a. he has always been slightly Asberger's and/or he is in the early stages of Alzheimer's? signed, Confused! Thank you

    Started by Prettyconcerned‎, 13-03-2015 08:12 AM
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  16. Radio 5 Live phone in Friday 13th March

    I think the Radio 5 phone in today (0900 - 1000) with Nicky Campbell is "how has dementia changed your life?".

    Started by miggie‎, 13-03-2015 08:51 AM
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  17. Introducing Myself

    Hi Everyone, I am carer to my Mum who is 91 with mixed dementia - Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia. I have just retired from a stressful job and caring for Mum is increasingly difficult. She lives on her own in a big house, with big garden and I usually see her 3/4 times a week. I attend to...

    Started by Redbutterfly‎, 08-03-2015 08:27 PM
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  18. Hello everyone

    I am new today. I have a Mother in law with Alzheimers. She is 91 and lives on her own. She has had this decease for about 5 years but only diagnosed last November. OH and I are going to see brother in law and his wife tonight to discuss for the first time the way forward with her care. They live...

    Started by Herbj‎, 09-03-2015 03:29 PM
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  19. My mother has Alzheimers and Im a young carer

    My mother has recently been diagnosed with early on set Alzheimers and shes only 52. I have seen such a drastic change in her memory, her attitudes and behaviour. As being he only daughter and carer I have found this to be extremely distressing at times. I have received so many leaflets that tell...

    Started by Pinkpanther1484‎, 08-03-2015 09:38 AM
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  20. Legal advice received about care funding

    Apologies if this has been covered in another thread, but I am interested to know if anyone has any information about historic legal advice relating to threshold limits and care funding. I am aware of two instances where solicitors advised families to deplete funds or to stop providing funds in...

    Started by Sky2013‎, 08-03-2015 11:08 AM
    funding, legal advice, scotland, thresholds
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  21. Hello ☺

    I'm new to the site and just wanted to say hi all, be lovely to have a place to get advice and support from, be great to hear from you all x

    Started by lmb78‎, 04-03-2015 06:15 AM
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  22. New to Forum - Not sure what to do - Does this sound like the start of dementia???

    Hi All, Grab a cup of tea and settle down for an epic! I apologise in advance for the long thread but I thought I ought to give you some background info. I've just joined TP as I'm sure there'll be some experienced carers on here who can offer some advice. I'm fairly sure that my Dad is...

    Started by Moors Bear‎, 04-03-2015 10:20 PM
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  23. My mother needs some activity in her care home - any ideas please?

    Mum has recently gone into an EMI unit for emergency respite but we can't manage at home so hopefully she will stay. The care home is lovely - clean, friendly & attentive staff, good food - everything you could hope for really. However, she seems to be the only one who is awake especially in the...

    Started by stonegreen‎, 02-03-2015 10:37 PM
    activities, entertainment, quality of life
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  24. please with myself

    Hi you will pleased to know today I woke up and thought I need to take control, Peter is always said no if I ask for money or anything well not today,I have had enough of it. I sat him down and talked to him, so I have ordered a new back door and window and got a man to mend the tap in the kitchen,...

    Started by christmas‎, 04-03-2015 01:25 PM
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    04-03-2015, 04:47 PM
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  25. feeling bad

    Hi need to tell someone Peter has always dealt with the money side of thing in the house and if I wanted any he would always give it to me no questions asked, well now he won't give me any so I have been taking it out his wallet he always has a lot and he has not noticed ,I am feeling so bad about...

    Started by christmas‎, 02-03-2015 11:38 AM
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    03-03-2015, 02:09 PM
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