Welcome to Talking Point - Alzheimer's Society's online 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 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.
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...
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
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...
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...
In the New Year, we are going to be piloting an exciting new service for Talking Point: a chat room, which will be open at set times for ‘live chat’ sessions.
What is a chat room?
A chat room, also known as ‘live chat’, simply means an online conversation that happens immediately. In other...
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...
Here is the problem, hopefully a solution will follow.
I have noticed that when you first access the board from the links that are forwarded by email, that there is no immediate request to log in. It is also not obvious how to login via this first page.
So after accessing the forum via the...
Can anyone tell me why my messages are limited to 1000 words yet some of the replies on the forums go on for very much more than this?
Does anyone have first hand info about the benefits of ibixa? How can you tell if the drug is continuing to be effective?
Also, what happens when patients come off the drug?
I have just a couple of points about Private Messages.
I've noticed that when I receive an email telling me that I have a private message, the URL/link that is generated for me to click on runs on into the rest of the email, like this:...
Hi, I need help. How do I access my folders. I believe I have 3 messages, but have no idea how to retrieve them. As I have said I am very new to computers. Will log on again tomorrow. Thanks. Connie
I used to be logged in automatically when i visited the forum but now i have to log in every time , any advice on where i'm going wrong would be appreciated,
Brucie has kindly agreed to be a host for Talking Point. I'm sure you will all join me in thanking him for the time he gives to this discussion forum.
Members of Talking Point will feel that they know Bruce well already, but in case you don't ...
Bruce has been married to Jan for 36 years. He...
I am Scottish and live in Crete with my Greek husband. His mother was diagnosed last year after an outburst of her ripping off all her clothes outside. Until that happened we just thought she was becoming forgetful as she is now 92. However since then it has been so difficult for my husband who is...
Is it possible to view all messages posted on a particular date (rather than just 'new posts')?
Thanks for your help.
Some members have contacted me about getting error messages when they try to access their private messages from the email alert.
There is an error with the software at this end.
Although the link is correct, there is no space at the end, so the link picks up text from the message as well.
Please what is the envelope on the left of a message with a little black spot on it? It looks a bit like a camera. I can’t find it at the bottom of the page in the list.
Also what ahs happened to the academic forum – I was sure that there was a thread on there about AD masking other illnesses...
Dear Alzheimer's Talking Point members
We want Alzheimer's Talking Point to be a safe and welcoming place to post messages.
We would ask you all NOT to give out any contact details on the main forum. This is an open forum which can be read by anyone with internet access across the world.
Dear Nada and Brucie,
I've got the photos back - NOW WHAT DO I DO?
All the posts I wrote in the Resources section have been removed due to the policy of not placing info about specific products on this website forum. these included Hip Protectors, one button radios, bath 'sink plugs to prevent floods etc etc
This is a great shame - I just wonder how far the...
A couple of times I have noticed that complete posts seem to have disappeared (not mine though). Am I just losing them, or does this happen for a reason?
Thank you Nada for highlighting the SEARCH facility recently.
I found a thread about 'not eating & drinking' that was so right for me today - maybe others dont know of SEARCH either???? or am I alone !!!!!!!
Using older threads in htis way in much better as helps the list of threads keep on...
In word type your thread.
Type what you want to say,
High-light the text, then
Hold down the Ctrl button (bottom left of your keyboard)
Then press c
Now go to the message page, as if you were going to type your message again but instead hold down the Ctrl button then press v
The text from...
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.