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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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. do i need to get power of attorney

    My husband was diagnosed in april with the start of altziermers. Our gp said i should get power of attorney while he is still capable of making decisions. I already deal with our money and pay the bills. We are a council tennant only have our state pensions and everything except the electric is in...

    Started by gem of the sea‎, Yesterday 10:20 PM
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  2. Vaso

    my husband has dementia and I'm finding it hard to come to terms with and I cry a lot in the bathroom so he can't see me

    Started by Vaso‎, 22-05-2015 11:50 AM
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    22-05-2015, 01:23 PM
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  3. Nan has dementia - Having Family Issues

    Hi Everybody, Can someone please give me some advise? My Nan 88yrs has always been healthy and independent, over the last 6 months her memory has rapidly declined and she becomes very confused. My problem is my Family - My Nans immediate carer/relative is my Aunt. up till recently she has...

    Started by rach79‎, 20-05-2015 12:55 PM
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  4. Good day

    Hi just wanted to tell someone what a nice day Peter and I had today , he has been helping me do some cooking I made him some cake and got him to mix it for me, we had a laugh witch has not happen for a long time ,the doctor has up is depressants and I really feel he is so much better he is not...

    Started by christmas‎, 20-05-2015 04:34 PM
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    20-05-2015, 05:16 PM
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  5. thebacardicat

    Hi everyone my mum has been having problems for some years now, being forgetful, confused, then she started being very aggressive with my dad, even hitting him several times. When she couldn't remember something or a word she would ask my dad to say what she couldn't remember, but if he could not...

    Started by thebacardicat‎, 20-05-2015 11:43 AM
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  6. How long will my mother last like this?

    My mother is in the late stages of dementia and has in the last 3 weeks been confined to bed, she lost her speech about 3 weeks ago but in the last 4 days had been talking again although it's very jumbled, today she has been laughing and having banter with us, it's very strange. She has been...

    Started by Carys‎, 15-05-2015 10:41 PM
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  7. A quick welcome and a grandparent with dementia

    Hello to you all- I have posted this discussion elsewhere, but have now just found the welcome forum, which may be a more appropriate place. Firstly, I'm delighted that a forum such as this exists in order for me to get some advice, so thank you, Alzheimer's Society. Secondly, I pose this...

    Started by sherwin12‎, 19-05-2015 01:22 PM
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    19-05-2015, 05:24 PM
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  8. Despondent today

    Dear TalkingPoint, thanks for making me realise I am not alone and that many have the same issues. I am writing today because I feel at breaking point again. It was too much to expect that Mum was going to settle in a care home :(I understand it must be miserable, I would probably be exactly the...

    Started by nessy22‎, 05-04-2015 02:49 PM
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  9. My sister HAS stopped me seeing my mum. Its pure hell.

    My sister HAS managed to stop me seeing my mum. It's a mess. Hello I typed in google search 'My sister has stopped me seeing my mum,' and thankfully this site came up and I'm grateful for all the comments on what to do but I'm not sure any of them will work for me. I've contact the SW but got no...

    Started by Doormat‎, 06-05-2015 05:24 PM
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  10. Support for my mum dealing with my dad with dementia and cancer

    Hi My dad is 68 and got azheimers and now cancer too. My mum is his sole carer as lives 200 miles away.... How can I find more support for her as she is finding life hard... I am more worried about her than him and she is now looking at respite care but constantly worried about money !

    Started by Tzippi‎, 18-05-2015 02:08 PM
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    18-05-2015, 02:31 PM
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  11. Exclamation Deputy?? Possible conflict of interest?

    There is a Deputy Order for mum who has Alzheimers and dementia that originally made my sister and a solicitor her Deputy. I was kept out of the arrangements mostly by my father (who had Parkinsons and was often confused) but he is dead now. Mum is still in the family home and is given some...

    Started by Myquery‎, 16-05-2015 09:31 AM
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  12. What a day worried about tonight?

    Hi thanks for accepting me on forum. I have been reading posts most nights this year since my partner was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia in January following a stroke & 3 week hospital stay in 2014. I have found TP members comments / stories always informative, sometimes frightening &...

    Started by Ennett63‎, 11-05-2015 07:41 PM
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  13. rivastigmine patches

    my Father has had Exelon patches for the last 4 years or so - they are excellent for his condition but they keep detaching . They are 24 hour ones but only stay stuck on for 4 to 6 hours . My Father has dry skin but i have started using moisturising washing liquid, (Sanex ) , but they still fail to...

    Started by gazgod32‎, 12-05-2015 06:46 PM
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  14. Travel insurance

    My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year. We travel to Europe for a couple of months in the summer. The questions asked for Alzheimer's are all standard, surely every person is different and needs vary dramatically yet all sufferers are under the same "umbrella ". Is there an Insurance...

    Started by Salmac‎, 10-05-2015 11:39 AM
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  15. New member

    Hi I've joined because my Mum has vascular Dementure.She has almost no short term memory & needs help with every aspect of daily life. She lives at the present time in her own home with her long term friend & lodger. but it's getting too much for her friend. and I live 70miles away. How best can...

    Started by AnnLuncies‎, 08-05-2015 07:55 PM
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  16. Question 3grandchildren

    Hi, does anyone find that having oxygen helps the symtons. My partner has plural thickening from asbestos and has been using oxygen for the past year we are now being told that he does not need it .i am sure it helps his dementia. Has anyone else had this expereance

    Started by 3grandchildren‎, 09-05-2015 08:24 AM
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  17. Very confused

    I have just seen my wife completely and utterly confused. Yes she can be a little confused at times, but tonight was the worst I have ever seen her. We'd had an early tea, just after 5, so around 7.30 she went for a nap. Nothing unusual in that, she often does and I record her 'soaps'' for later...

    Started by daddykins‎, 06-05-2015 09:21 PM
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  18. How to feedback to a Care/Nursing Home?

    Hello, Apologies if I have posted in the wrong location, but I am new to this and not overly familiar with forum chats. I was just wondering if anyone could give any advice based on their own experience regarding how to proceed with the following issue? My partner recently lost her father,...

    Started by Concerned1966‎, 29-04-2015 03:52 PM
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  19. Red face Carers on the Wirral

    Hi Everyone, Wondering if there are any carers out there in the Wirral area who maybe able to offer advice and help with my ever increasing questions! cheers Sue

    Started by Suemmalf‎, 05-05-2015 03:46 PM
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  20. Waving a paw saying Hello!

    Been looking on TP a bit recently and thought better join & say hello! I'm carer to my 80yr old Mum who has mixed dementia and also mobility problems due to crushed vertebrae and osteoarthritis. She moved in up here with me in August last year following a fall, which knocked her both physically...

    Started by CynthsDaugh‎, 05-05-2015 10:22 PM
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  21. Help

    My first post and very upset. After concerns about night care and trying to find out what really goes on at night in my fathers care home I have been told by a member of staff the dementia residents are left unattended. I want to move my Dad asap. Any advice?

    Started by Muff‎, 05-05-2015 05:01 AM
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  22. caring for john

    Hi. I am new to this and so introduce myself. My husband has vascular dementia together with numerous other conditions including diabetes. He has a catheter as a result of prostate problems andis incontinent as a result of bowel surgery. He refuses to visit a day centre and made it very clear...

    Started by jojost‎, 23-04-2015 10:39 PM
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  23. Getting a diagnosis

    Hello all, I am new to talking point. It is becoming evermore evident that my mother has dementia. She has attended the local memory clinic and was discharged approximately a year ago, she did feel it was all unnecessary. I am concerned that if she does not get a diagnosis she could be missing out...

    Started by Heather2063‎, 01-05-2015 09:18 AM
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  24. New to Tp

    Mum has dementia, where is all the support that everyone goes on about?

    Started by Tiggy toes‎, 03-05-2015 03:11 PM
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  25. My mum has been cautioned for shoplifting

    Hello. I need some advice as to how to respond to a manager of a local supermarket who has accused my mother of stealing a banana. I am not sure if he knows about her condition as he is quite new to the store but other members of staff know because she goes to the supermarket cafe for her lunch...

    Started by jmmd14‎, 20-04-2015 10:42 PM
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