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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. 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. 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, Today 04:48 PM
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  2. Red face Dementia from a musicians point of view!

    My most moving gig that showed music is more than just words and tunes but an awakening of the soul I recently agreed to perform a show for a group at a local memory cafe, at the show which was a Swing Set singing Frank Sinatra and Christmas songs, an elderly lady started dancing right from...

    Started by Bert Roberts‎, Today 02:01 AM
    dance, enjoyment, laughter, loveable, music & memory, musictherapy, smile, songs
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  3. angry

    Hi I am so upset Pete has been ok but still doing what he always does go to bed ,he keeps taking all is clothes out the wardrobe and believe me he has a lot of clothes , it's getting on my nerves they are everywhere. Well I was tidying them up today and I just lost it I wouldn't do that again , he...

    Started by christmas‎, 16-12-2014 02:00 PM
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    16-12-2014, 11:55 PM
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  4. Hello

    Hi I'm a new member just registered and am just looking for some support/experiences of others caring for a parent with dementia. My mum has recently been diagnosed although I am not new to the condition as I helped my mum care for my nan for 2 years who suffered with vascular dementia before...

    Started by Sammyj‎, 15-12-2014 10:25 PM
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    16-12-2014, 09:31 PM
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  5. 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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    16-12-2014, 05:32 AM
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  6. Adapting a microwave

    Hi I was hoping someone could help me. My granny has mild dementia and tends to burn things in the microwave as puts food in for too long because she has forgotten its there. I was hoping someone would know a way of adapting a microwave so she could only have it on for 5 mins so that it...

    Started by AMallin‎, 12-12-2014 12:11 PM
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  7. Angry newly diagnosed

    just properly diagnosed today vascular dementia im just 53. Lots of tests getting here, but I just knew. Feeling strange, like calm I suppose after so long of wondering.... now I know. Would like chat to anyone, but especially younger people that have same. was offered support for a while of a...

    Started by seagull50‎, 13-12-2014 05:51 AM
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    13-12-2014, 11:35 AM
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  8. Primary Progressive Aphasia

    I have a family member who was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) approximately 7 years ago and he is now completely unable to speak and we are unsure of how much he actually understands also. We have been told that the symptoms of this rare disease will progress to that similar to...

    Started by KC166‎, 11-07-2014 12:10 PM
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  9. Unhappy Struggling

    Hi, My mum was finally diagnosed in September but has deteriorated at an alarming rate.I am her main carer and finding her daily accusations are getting me down. She constantly hides things ,anything from food to money. Until i find whatever it is that is lost,she constantly blames me for...

    Started by lorma‎, 10-12-2014 08:36 PM
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  10. 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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  11. Just wanted to say hello

    Hi to all on the forum, having had a brief look around it seems a great place to share and learn about dementia, in its many guises. My mother had major surgery earlier this year and since then her memory has deteriorated greatly. She is in a care home at the moment, as I am disabled and Mum...

    Started by Pendlemist‎, 07-12-2014 02:13 PM
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    08-12-2014, 12:19 AM
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  12. Medications to help with aggressive behavior

    Hello, My father is 80, with mid-late stage dementia. He has started getting aggressive with his caregivers and other residents. They have tried low doses of seroquel but that doesnt seem to be helping. Any ideas?

    Started by chelan4us‎, 05-12-2014 05:59 PM
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  13. Smile Work. Should I go part time?

    Evening All, Currently I work full time, 40 hr week. My dad has a lovely companion whilst I am at work. Dad has no insight into his mixed dementia. He is safe and happy and I have peace of mind - invaluable. Recently he has taken to wandering about the house and waking me up asking is it time...

    Started by Adcat‎, 02-12-2014 11:35 PM
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  14. 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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  15. What to do at Christmas?

    This will be the first year that Mum has not been at home for Christmas. If Christmas Day is one of her good days we will be able to go and get her and bring her to our house to spend the day as we have always done. If it is one of her bad days, there would be no point and as sad as it is, even...

    Started by honeybears‎, 03-12-2014 05:46 PM
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  16. Citalopram

    Hi all, I discovered to my horror that my sister's (aged 77) Care Home had put her on the above anti-depressant in May as she was very 'down', (no consultation with me). At this point in time my husband, to whom she was very close, had been diagnosed with Lung Cancer and, as she has bladder...

    Started by Senga‎, 03-12-2014 10:41 AM
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  17. Gradfather had AD and hope to help in the field

    Hello thank you for reading my post! I recently moved to the UK to support my fiance as she completes her PHD at the University of London. My Grandpa John started becoming demented when I was about 15. As we visited him every-time he would slide a little more. He would start forgetting my...

    Started by Curtis‎, 03-12-2014 01:09 PM
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  18. looking forward to finding my way around this site

    hi i live in western australia and my mum has alzheimers.I found your site through a study course i am currently doing.

    Started by contrarymary‎, 03-12-2014 10:58 AM
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  19. Carer support, Bracknell

    After losing several members of my family to dementia my mum has now reached end stage vascular dementia. Until recently I have coped on my own, but over the last 4 months a couple of family members have been available for practical support, but still have no emotional support and I'm finding this...

    Started by Lym13‎, 02-12-2014 12:57 PM
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  20. 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. 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. Help & advice needed please

    Hi everyone, I'm Gary and my mother has just moved into the second stage of alzheimers. She has started to empty cupboards and wardrobes and piling everything beside her bed. The carer cannot find anything to dress her with each morning so what we need is to find a way of restricting her access to...

    Started by gary marshall‎, 30-11-2014 12:29 PM
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  23. My mother is 100 years old

    My mother is a 100 years old and has just gone into a nursing home. She has dementia which has got worse this week. She is frightened, confused, lonely, bored and anxious, repeating God please help me to die and over again also asking me to help her die. I can't sleep, lay in bed til 3.30am this...

    Started by Monnox‎, 30-11-2014 06:07 AM
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    30-11-2014, 07:05 AM
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  24. 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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    29-11-2014, 12:04 AM
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  25. From Healthy to Full Alzheimers In An Hour

    Sever years ago my mother was very healthy both mind and body. One night my mom and dad went to bed and she fell asleep. A short time later ( one to two hours) dad noticed something wrong. She wouldn't respond to questions and mostly just stared. Unable to walk my dad carried her to the car and...

    Started by kirbylee‎, 24-11-2014 12:12 PM
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    26-11-2014, 06:59 PM
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