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...
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:
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...
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...
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...
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
Searching for discussions on a specific topic
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.
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...
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?
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...
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?
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...
In the members profile page - what does the box for Group Memberships mean please?
Seems no one is a member of any these !!!
I have img code 'off' on my page - can anyone tell me how I get this on? I am having difficulty viewing pictures and wondered if this had anything to do with it?
Bruce has already tried to help me out with this problem but I must still be doing something wrong. The problem only started recently...
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.