Welcome to Talking Point - Alzheimer's Society's online forum.
Talking Point is an online support and discussion forum, for anyone affected by dementia. It's a place to ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported.
If you would like to join a discussion on the forum or start a new one, you will need to either register or log-in (you can log-in by clicking on the box at the top right of the main forum).
If you need help using Talking Point, please take a look at our Help videos or main Help section.
Talking Point is kindly funded by Santander.
This forum contains lots of information about how Talking Point works, including Help Videos and other technical tips .
This is just to let you know that we're currently working on making TP easier to use with mobile phones and tablet devices.
Whilst we're doing this work, it's possible that members who use their phone or tablet to view TP may be prompted to download and pay for an app. Please...
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.
I’m happy to say that we’ve 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...
Have you been affected by dementia?
Do you use the internet regularly?
Can you spare some time to help us improve our online support community?
If you answered yes to the three questions above, we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for people from the Greater London area who can...
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
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...
I don't seem to be having a problem with any other site but for some reason this site seems incredibly slow to load/ navigate today.
Is anyone else having the same problem?
On browsing through another thread, I clicked a link to the terms and conditions for this board, and found the following:
•Agreement that, by submitting information to the discussion boards, the member grants Alzheimer's Society a non-exclusive worldwide royalty-free perpetual non-revocable...
Have just seen mention of putting someone on "ignore" in another thread. How do you do this, please? And what happens - does it mean that you can't see any thread posted by that user?
Hello Everybody & Moderators , A few weeks ago tried & failed to send a Thread Via E Mail ( because it said you could ! ) It did not work & kept on sending me to a Warning Box :eek: that said was not allowed on T P because I had not logged in ! ! (When clearly I had ) Any ...
Am really concerned about MIL, not sure what to do with this situation, we have arranged for someone to call to help fill in attendance allowance forms it was booked for yesterday but I had to cancel it until nexted week due to me having a hospital appointment, anyway the man still turned up at MIL...
I am often impressed by the quotations that members use after their names for example Grannie G’s
“I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”
How do you add a quotation on your profile ???????
H am very new to all this and often so exhausted trying to cope with all the problems having twp parents with dementia brings I just read posts. The TP has heplped me to realise tht i am not the only one-just feels like that very often.
Parents now in two separate Care Homes as my mother has...
A couple of days ago, all the accounts on my computer demanded signing in and passwords at the same time, even my son's accounts.
I had trouble with the TP sign in, as I have not been asked for the password since I set up the account, and had lost the password. Sorted it out since.
Can anyone tell me how to delete old messages in my Inbox as it is nearly full.
Many Thanks :)
I've been searching the site for a way to unsubscribe, thanks for all your support but it's time to go so I would like to delete my posts and 'unsubscribe' I dont know who I should ask so if one of the moderators would be in touch I would be grateful.
John (Beechmount) indicated in another thread that he sometimes sees a post where the last word of a line is sometimes duplicated (either on the same line or on the next). I'm trying to track down what the problem might be but it's difficult because I am not seeing the same problem.
Hi all, don't know if anyone else has had this problem. When I want to add an existing photo or upload a new one, the whole things looks different to how it used to: the first screen up is one which is called 'manage attachements' and asks me to browse my system, none of my existing pictures are...
Has the layout of TP been changed recently
I definately dont like what I see on my screen now, as their is loads of glare
the other sites I go on have not changed
Hello Everybody , Well my Title is not quite true ! sorry ! ..... After writing a New Thread & posting it did NOT Work :( & after the 2nd go made me :mad::mad: ! It kept on taking me back to the Welcome page ..... where you have to log in & where you have to Resgistar if you want to join T P ...
I’ve received some requests to become a friend. The TP. Help, only talks about the mechanics of the arrangements. What does this type of friendship involve and what is it for? I would like to think that all TP. members would be friendly, so this other arrangement must imply more than that, but...
Hello Everybody , Am aware of the T & C 's on T P & think try & keep to them most of the time ..... except :o the odd time . My question is have found Via Face Book a Special Firm that helps & supports people with Dementia & Altz E G ..... they are in the early testing stage of having a Special...
For anybody currently having trouble with Hotmail p/w authentication
My mother has dementia diagnosed only few months ago, although she is rapidly going downhill. My sister and myself dont know what to do for the best for her, we have been looking after her for few weeks but work commitments is making it very hard for both of us, we want to do the right thing by our...
Hi - please can someone tell me how to contact a moderator, and does it matter which moderator you contact?
Sorry if this has been asked before or seems obvious.
This post is to provide some pointers to posters who might have some problems getting their point across.
1) Emoticons AKA Smilies are great :D :):rolleyes:;) but when you use too many of them, it's difficult to actually read and understand what you are saying. It becomes more like one of those...
Ok Jenniferpa, I'll agree to disagree!
Google search recently removed the side bar replacing it with in my opinion an inferior top bar - multiple clicks to get anywhere. If you don't get the new page yet it will arrive once cachés are cleared out.
Here are two scripts to bring the sidebar back
Google Search Tools Back...
Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.
Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.
Order threads in...
Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.