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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Please tell us your experience of using Talking Point

    Each year, we carry out a survey about your experiences of using Talking Point. Our annual survey is a key way for us to keep track of how were doing. The more feedback we have from you about your experience of using Talking Point, the more well know about what were doing right, and what we...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 31-10-2014 05:56 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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  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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  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. Help please

    I posted in wrong category, have now put into right one, how do I delete original post which was "What Next" and went under caring for a partner which is wrong its my dad. If I know how to delete I will, otherwise can somebody do this for me please as looks like I am flooding posts? Would like to...

    Started by Teanosugar‎, Today 12:12 PM
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  2. When to go into a care home

    Confused, I recently had a meeting with SS,CPN and Carers re mom, who currently lives at home with vascular dementia, the top and bottom of the conversation was that we need to be looking at care homes for mom to go into,but no idea of when this may take place was given, although mom is getting...

    Started by Mary9‎, 20-11-2014 01:30 PM
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  3. Difficulties washing mum

    This is the first time I have posted as we are looking for some advice. My mother-in-law has vascular dementia and lives with us quite comfortably although it is difficult and getting even more so, in particular when it comes to washing her or anything with physical contact. Mt partner is her...

    Started by Dave13‎, 21-11-2014 12:29 PM
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    21-11-2014, 06:31 PM
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  4. I suppose it is help

    Hello. This is really not my comfort zone, but hopefully I will get use to it. What I am looking for to start with, is some info on what is the definition of medical care which the national health pay for and the definition of social care which we pay for, I am not ever sure if I have the terms...

    Started by ANDOVA‎, 16-11-2014 11:04 AM
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  5. My mother is in a nuring home and wants to come home - any advice??!!

    Hi, Im new to the forum however, I have found it really useful to read over the past months. My mother has vascular dementia as well as other complicating medical conditions. She is only 67 and the disease appears to be progressing. My father has tried to care for her at home for the past 3 years...

    Started by Siani21‎, 20-11-2014 11:53 AM
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  6. Please help any advice needed a family in crisis

    Hi, my Grandad has dementia, he has declined in the recent years but has never been formally diagnosed as he and my Grandmother have always been in denial. They live quite far away from the rest of us and have muddled through as best as they could with us visiting at least weekly. This morning my...

    Started by liv2014‎, 19-11-2014 10:26 PM
    please help advice needed
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  7. I want to help my Dad, my Mum's carer

    My Dad cares for my Mum who has Alzheimers (diagnosed 1 year)as well as other significant health problems. He's finding it increasingly difficult to cope and could do with speaking to someone on a one to one basis without my Mum being there. He lives near Matlock in Derbyshire, does anyone know...

    Started by AmandaP‎, 18-11-2014 10:42 PM
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  8. new diagnosis

    Hi All, My mom got diagnosed this week with vascular dementia and i would really appreciate any advice anyone could give. My dad looks after her at present but he had a heart attack earlier in the year, so is not in the best of health himself. I also know he is struggling with the stress of...

    Started by digmclaren2015‎, 14-11-2014 09:59 PM
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  9. Red face New member

    Hello all, It's got to the point where I feel I need some support and advice from other people who are having to deal with relatives with dementia. My dad is 83 and has Lewy bodies dementia, he was diagnosed a couple of years ago, he has always suffered from anxiety and nerves all his life and...

    Started by Shadowoman‎, 14-11-2014 07:39 PM
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  10. Taking medication

    My wife, who has mixed dementia, is for some reason "unable" to take her daily pills now. She is eating and drinking normally but seems unable to grasp the technique for takiung pills. She says she can,t take them and holds them in her mouth until they dissolve with a foul taste or removes them...

    Started by lienelruot‎, 03-10-2014 11:12 AM
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  11. Sleeping in chair, now cannot raise head

    My poor Mum, its just one thing after another. Due to several factors Mum has had to sleep in a chair at her new nursing home. Her head is presumably slumped forward while sleeping and now she cannot look up when she is standing or walking, so just looks at her own feet. The staff don't really...

    Started by Karjo‎, 11-11-2014 05:09 AM
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  12. 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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  13. Do mum and dad need to go in a home?

    Hi, well dad has done the ultimate and cut all the wires to the telly, video, sky box etc, sky box was in the garden waste bin. When confronted by my brother he just said, its gone, finished. He also cut the microwave wire whilst plugged in and shorted the elecy. I can understand to a certain...

    Started by bluejag69‎, 11-11-2014 12:22 AM
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  14. Nursing home for father aged 67 with severe Alzheimer's Huntingdon area

    Dear Talking Point, I was wondering if someone would be able to advise on how to find a nursing home with slightly younger residents (aged 55-75)? My father was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's aged 64, but has always been in good physical shape. He is still physically active...

    Started by beapriest‎, 11-11-2014 01:44 PM
    bedfordshire, cambridgeshire, early onset alzheimer's, hertfordshire, northamptonshire, nursing care, nursing home, peterborough, severe alzheimer's, young dementia
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  15. Mum in hospital - Very Poorly

    Mum was admitted to hospital on Friday. The nursing home were unable to get her to eat and found her unresponsive. She is still not eating apart from the smoothies I take in which she eats really quickly (I am managing to get her to take 1/2 a litre a day). I cannot understand how I can get her...

    Started by Rheme‎, 02-11-2014 11:37 PM
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  16. Failing Mum

    :( No matter what I do Mum is refused CCA she can do nothing for herself, washing, feeding, blowing her nose etc. Why do we have this allowance if no one is qualifies ?

    Started by Carrot Top‎, 10-11-2014 12:06 PM
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  17. First thread

    Hello, I care for my wife, who has dementia now for 5 years. We are both aged about 80. Using TP I hope to get clearer understanding about the situations that arises by caring for persons with dementia, especially in the advanced state . I am glad to have found such a professional organized...

    Started by king‎, 10-11-2014 12:06 AM
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  18. 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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  19. Missing items

    My mum has been in the care home since October 9 and we are currently clearing out her bungalow for sale to fund the care costs. There is quite a lot of jewellry that is missing. Now we aren't attributing blame to anyone. She could have given it away or anything. Would we be able to claim it...

    Started by simonwhu‎, 07-11-2014 10:45 AM
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  20. Parents on water-meter & not on any benefits ...

    Hi All As Mum's doubly incontinent, Dad's using the washing machine up to 3 times a day and Mum has to be washed / bathed very often. Dad's last water bill for 6 months was 400. Is there any scheme (eg offered by the water company or government) that might reduce their costs please? They...

    Started by AlsoConfused‎, 01-11-2014 01:13 PM
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  21. where can I go to get help?

    my father is 80 and severely disabled following a stroke my mother of 75 has cared for him over the last 5 years but now she is showing obvious signs of dementia. I have attended doctors appointment with her because she forgets what the dr tells her. I have explained this to the dr but he is...

    Started by Steph H‎, 22-08-2014 08:01 AM
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  22. Hi mum and dad both have my issues

    Hi friends, My dad has paranoid schizophrenia with vascular dementia, currently under a section 3 at local hospital after being arrested for knife attack on neighbour, who thankfully is ok. Mum at home alone with possible frontotemporal dementia. Dad also sectioned 2 Feb last year, trying...

    Started by mummajules‎, 02-11-2014 11:57 PM
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  23. non family member with dementia

    hi i have real concerns for a friend who has all the signs of dementia which have got much worse over the last year. he is in denial, his employer seems to turn a blind eye and his family do not accept there is a problem either. is there anything i can do as a non relative other than stand by...

    Started by Jimmy83‎, 31-10-2014 01:02 AM
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  24. Smile Rosie10

    Hi I'm new here though I have been reading the forum for some months. Both my parents have dementia. Mum is now in a home and Dad lives with me.Mum has VD and is in mid to late stage I think. Dad has mixed dementia. He can function quite well with my help .I will post more another time but thank...

    Started by Rosie7‎, 30-10-2014 12:42 PM
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