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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 04:10 PM
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  3. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Monthly evening chat room sessions starting in July - please share your views

    Starting in July, we're going to be running one evening chat room session each month. It would be really helpful to know which days and times would suit members best, as well as whether you'd prefer the monthly evening sessions to be dementia-focused, social chats, or a mix of the two. To...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 23-06-2014 03:47 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Guide to using Talking Point

    Hi everyone, We've produced a quick 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. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Timings of chat room sessions - please share your views!

    We launched the Talking Point chat room back in January, and since then we've been running twice-weekly chat sessions on specific aspects of living with dementia, as well as light-hearted, social conversations. Recent chats have included a Q&A with National Dementia Helpline staff on food and...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 01-05-2014 07:23 PM
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  6. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: A new face on the Talking Point team!

    Hi everyone, I'm delighted to let you all know that we have a new face on the Talking Point staff team! HarrietD has joined us, as our new Online Community Assistant. Harriet will be working alongside Serena and I, and our two fantastic teams of volunteers, to make sure that Talking Point...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 23-05-2014 02:29 PM
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  7. 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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  8. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Talking Point survey 2013 - the results are in!

    The latest Talking Point user survey results are in, and they can be viewed here. 693 people completed the survey, which is a brilliant response. Many thanks to all who took the time to share your views. :) For those who don't want to read the whole document, a few key findings are: 90%...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 28-01-2014 11:19 AM
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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. thought i was prepared........i was not

    just got back from 5 days of one of the most heartbreaking experiences of my life. spent as much time as I could in hospital visiting my mum whos been dx with vascular dementia,did,nt really know what to expect but I suppose I had some kind of fantasy of what I thought it would be like....I think...

    Started by achilles‎, Yesterday 04:27 PM
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  2. Talking new member

    Hi I'm geo girl my wee mum has has dementia over four years now and for some reason I am the one she wants all the time.I work full time and visit mum every day and cook her meals and freeze them to make life easy for her carers.I mostly cope but starting to really struggle so I'm Glad I have found...

    Started by geo‎, 19-07-2014 06:46 PM
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  3. Daycare specifically for people with dementia

    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I would like to say hello to everyone and ask for your help and guidance on what I think is a very important issue. I work with clients with dementia and the are I live in there seems to be very little help for these people and their carers especially with things...

    Started by Tina W‎, 18-07-2014 02:39 PM
    carers break, daycare, respite
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  4. Question interested in others experiences of deprevation of assests and declarion of trust

    Hi all. First post here as was searching on line looking for information so thought I would try this! My mum has severe dementia and has been in a home for 15 months. She is self funding as we sold her home (I have POA). She is a widow. We have used her funds to pay for her care and also to build a...

    Started by Trudge1‎, 11-07-2014 03:09 PM
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    11-07-2014, 05:31 PM
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  5. 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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    11-07-2014, 03:43 PM
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  6. Moved: Missing Dave & Zeus

    Started by Wolfsgirl‎, 11-07-2014 08:11 AM
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  7. Moved: Out of reach

    Started by Wolfsgirl‎, 10-07-2014 05:33 PM
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  8. What do I do, or who do I contact?

    I need help with my neighbor! My neighbor has been diagnosed with dementia and in my opinion is at an unsafe level of living alone (I will explain). We live in a condo association and she is my direct neighbor. I've never experienced interacting with a person who has dementia and I am...

    Started by KConzelmann‎, 10-07-2014 12:54 PM
    elderly help, help and assistance
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  9. dadooronron

    Hello everyone I am posting my first thread. Husband has vascular dementia 1 year at home with me and carers coming in 3times a day, now hubby in care home 1 year 6months. I go to see him every second day. Meanwhile I have lost most of friends as they don't want to be involved any more with the...

    Started by dadoronron‎, 09-07-2014 07:30 PM
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  10. simpleminds

    Hi ive just joined up tonite and would just like to tell everyone a little bit about my situation coping with alzheimers looking after my mum whos 84yrs old and who was diagnosed 5yrs ago.prior to that I had my dad to look after as well but lost him 2 yrs ago. I have had to give up work to now care...

    Started by simpleminds‎, 08-07-2014 08:55 PM
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    10-07-2014, 01:24 AM
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  11. tias

    My mom has had alzheimers for the last 10 years. In the last 2 years she has become completely depended on someone esle for her personal care.(bathing,eating,diaper changing, etc) In the last 2 months she started having tias (or so the hospice nurse seems to think) She told us yesterday that since...

    Started by sugarbabe‎, 09-07-2014 07:57 PM
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    10-07-2014, 12:15 AM
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  12. alarms and tracker

    Good evening, I have a deaf elderly patient whose wife has dementia, and has now begun to wander out of the house. we are looking for any ideas on useful trackers in case she gets lost...he has fitted door alarms but he may not always hear them if he isn't wearing his hearing aids, or she leaves...

    Started by anna pugh‎, 10-07-2014 12:14 AM
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  13. paranoia

    My Mum has been in a care home for 6 months and was fine. But now every time I visit she is getting paranoid about everything accusing other residents of different things one time bullying, another time stealing her money, now today telling me her life is under threat. If I try to pacify her she...

    Started by lostflower‎, 07-07-2014 09:49 PM
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  14. Integration of clear health EHR with android

    Hi, I have an android app on PHR and i want to use ClearHealth EHR Rest API with my app. How to do this? I also want to know that, is ClearHealth openSource and free software?? Please Help Thanks in advance.

    Started by Resh‎, 08-07-2014 11:23 AM
    android application, clear health ehr
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  15. Mum hates it

    Fortisip tastes disgusting to my Mum, she pushes it away, carers put it back near her and encourage her to take it. I know she is skin and bone but she is eating a little pureed food now herself, so must she really continue to be encouraged/pestered 'just a few sips' like this do you think? ...

    Started by Wolfsgirl‎, 08-07-2014 09:07 AM
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  16. I need help with my neighbor!

    My neighbor has been diagnosed with dementia and in my opinion is at an unsafe level of living alone (I will explain). We live in a condo association and she is my direct neighbor. I've never experienced interacting with a person who has dementia and I am fearful of a few things. She is...

    Started by KConzelmann‎, 07-07-2014 07:48 PM
    help and assistance, help with abuse
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    07-07-2014, 07:59 PM
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  17. Getting it off my chest

    Hi Read this back before posting & sorry its so long but I feel better for writing it:) I am the sole carer for my mother & she lives with me. We went to the doctors at the end of April as she was having memory problems. Blood tests showed she had high calcium levels in her blood & she was...

    Started by Just me‎, 05-07-2014 06:50 PM
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  18. question about family get togethers

    Hello. My first time posting so want to give a bit of info. Because my 88 yr. old mother has only been diagnosed with mild cognitive dementia to date, it is very difficult to follow some of the recommended suggestions. She doesn't fall into a lot of the categories. Her short term memory is strongly...

    Started by Ptootie#6‎, 06-07-2014 02:35 PM
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  19. Coping

    I am finding life extremely difficult to cope. I am extremely depressed and there seems no point in going on, as the future holds nothing but more heartache. My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's just over 2 years ago and is being treated with patches. He has a lot of problems with his legs and...

    Started by Tidehill‎, 06-07-2014 09:43 AM
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  20. Problems signing in?

    I frequently have problems signing in due to getting the message that my username/password is not correct. The first time, ok, maybe I could have made a mistake but on subsequent attempts? No! Sometimes it takes three attempts before my details are accepted. Just now, I had to use up all five...

    Started by SoyHJ‎, 28-06-2014 10:05 AM
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  21. Moved: first time user

    Started by ikky‎, 06-07-2014 10:24 AM
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  22. Sorry for dim question....

    ..... but I can't find an explanation. On the left hand side of titles of each thread, what is the difference between the grey envelope sign and the pink one? Also some of the envelopes have other symbols which I don't get? Is there an explanation somewhere of what all the symbols mean? ...

    Started by Pickles53‎, 05-07-2014 10:28 AM
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  23. Mums Care Home And Safe Guarding

    Hi all, Heres my setuation, My mum has recently had to go into a nursing home as she has dementia and wasnt coping at home, She's been in her new home for about 2 months, Since going into the home I have been visiting her every 2-3 days, After a few weeks of her being in there I noticed a few...

    Started by sydavis‎, 05-07-2014 03:22 PM
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  24. Mums finances and funding

    Hi, wondering if anyone can help. For the last 2 years, mum has been in a care home, partly funded by social services? & herself (approx 1300 a month) As her dementia has progressed, her care needs have increased. In February, she was assessed and it was decided she would be fully funded. We...

    Started by Ailsa32‎, 05-07-2014 12:48 PM
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  25. multiple phone calls

    hello im new to this and wonder if any one has to deal with multiple phone calls from their caree. it doesnt sound vital but it is one of the things that is really wearing me down.my mum, who has vascular dementia , phones constantly(24 times today and the record is 49 times). I work at home and...

    Started by worn out‎, 04-07-2014 09:03 PM
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