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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. 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. 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, Today 10:22 PM
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  2. 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, Today 03:46 PM
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  3. 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, Today 05:01 AM
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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    03-05-2015, 03:40 PM
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Question How to help a carer?

    My 79 year old Mum was diagnosed with Alz just over a year ago. She has deteriorated quite rapidly over the last 12 months, possibly because she could only take the lowest dose of Donepezil. She still lives with my 82 year old Dad in a lovely little bungalow on the south coast (about an hour's...

    Started by LizzieH‎, 01-05-2015 04:16 PM
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    01-05-2015, 09:19 PM
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  10. Hello to everyone

    Hi just joined the site ! Mum has Alzheimers and any suggestions for coping with and for helping mum would be appreciated :)

    Started by souley‎, 30-04-2015 09:35 PM
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  11. 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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  12. Moved: What are the available support network for careers?

    Started by JohnBrunel‎, 30-04-2015 12:41 PM
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  13. Alzheimer sufferer - coping with wife's funeral

    My father suffers from moderately severe Alzheimer's and has recently gone into care - mainly to avoid falls - after living with and being cared for by my mother. My mother died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday. When I told my Dad he seemed to take it in (though in a very controlled way), but...

    Started by RRNI‎, 30-04-2015 11:14 AM
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  14. Need urgent advice please

    Hi all Having a very difficult time at the moment and need some advice! Cut a very long story short. Mum was diagnosed in 2013. She is 60 end of this year. Her and her husband (my step dad have been married since 2004 and togeter since 99. Mum was married to my dad from 1974 to 1997. My dad...

    Started by 2young4dementia‎, 13-04-2015 11:25 PM
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  15. Hospital refuse to change 117c meeting

    Hi Everyone, Not really sure what to do or where to go, at the end of march a letter was sent from the Mental health hospital giving a date for a 117c meeting. as it was Easter we were awy and replied when we came back. 09/04/2015 informing the hospital that we were very sorry but couldn't make...

    Started by jacqui_o‎, 28-04-2015 02:33 PM
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  16. Help

    Hi I don't really know what I'm doing my mum has just been diagnosed with rapid on set alzheimers and her husband is just about to be diagnosed with some sort of dementia , I don't know what to do, can't stop crying and feel that with carers going in 4 times a day I should be able to step back but...

    Started by Lobo‎, 15-04-2015 07:06 PM
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  17. How to cope with vascular dementia in younger people?

    I'm Shona, and I'm 26. My dad took a stroke when I was in final year uni. As a result, he was diagnosed around two years ago with vascular dementia. I'm taking it hard as I was a real daddy's girl. I struggle to understand his child like behaviour. He huffs about things, gets a bit of a...

    Started by shoshok‎, 27-04-2015 09:45 PM
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  18. My mum refuses to go to the GP

    My mum has suffered with some sort of dementia for maybe 10 years now but has always been good enough to cover it with her GP and at home blame my dad for it being him or not hearing etc, the usual repetition, getting round conversations with , you know who I mean,, until about two months ago when...

    Started by Tonie‎, 14-04-2015 12:35 PM
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    27-04-2015, 11:50 AM
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  19. Mums funding

    Mum was put in care home because she was a danger to herself and others, should she be funded by NHS.

    Started by hooch44‎, 24-04-2015 08:26 PM
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  20. Mums property

    Hi everyone, My problem is just received funding for mum being in care home and just received email talking about her property and deferred payment , I think they missed the class on plain English, I am totally confused. Her property is a non mortgageable construction, so do we sell, can't rent it...

    Started by hooch44‎, 24-04-2015 07:19 PM
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  21. 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, 24-04-2015 04:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    24-04-2015, 05:35 AM
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  22. feeling hold

    I would just like to tell you how things were going, Peter is still going bed and taking all is clothes out and putting them everywhere but it's like you say it not the end of the world so I am keeping calm and letting it go over my head ,I am not stressed anymore I just let him do what he wants,...

    Started by christmas‎, 22-04-2015 10:05 PM
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    22-04-2015, 10:08 PM
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  23. Great grandad facing prison

    I am posting here at a loss as to how to proceed. My father has been arrested several times fixated that an old neighbour has stole/broken his glasses. He is fixated.for last Ten years. He has been in court several times. He has a probation worker and currently on a suspended sentence and...

    Started by Welshie‎, 21-04-2015 06:19 PM
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    22-04-2015, 08:34 AM
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  24. Mum's mobility

    Hello all, My mum is 86 and has vascular dementia and Alzheimer's since 2010. For the last few months she has been having problems using the stairs so we moved her bed downstairs as none of her carers could get her up or down. All was fine until she began to get frightened of the steps on the...

    Started by Bittermama‎, 19-04-2015 10:50 AM
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    21-04-2015, 08:38 PM
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  25. Giving up work to care for Mom

    Hi I am a new member on here. My Mom has alzheimers and I am considering taking a career break to look after her in the daytime for as long as I am able to do so. My Dad passed away last November and he along with my brother and I were her reason for living which she readily admits. She is so lost...

    Started by Tricky23‎, 21-04-2015 12:49 AM
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