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.
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...
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'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
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...
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.
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...
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
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:
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...
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...
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 probably not posting this in the most appropriate place but if a moderator wants to move it elsewhere then that's fine. I just happened to notice that the board stats show there are 15k+ forum members bot only 643 active members. I just wondered how an active member is defined?
I have just spent the last 30 mins listening to my mother in law telling me that 'the people' are stealing all her clothes and she has nothing left to wear. She is absolutely convinced that there are people (she sees them constantly) and that they taking her clothes, perfume, jewellery...
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...
Is anyone else looking forward to the 'Live Chat Sessions' due to be introduced
on Talking Point?
Just to let you know that on Monday, we will be adding a 'My Posts' link to the top of the Talking Point home page. The link will be between the 'Today's Posts' and 'Private Messages' options, and will be visible to members when they are logged in.
When you click on the link, you will be taken...
Each time I try to add an attachment to the end of a post it is inserted at the beginning!
The cursor is in the right place but the attachment isn't. Any ideas please?
Also, when I choose 'go to last post' I am taken to the beginning or middle but not the end:confused: Ideas about this?
following on from computing for dummies, if one sees an image that has a website under it (where it is situated presumably) and it says cache or cached? does that mean its private and nothing can be used? Really want to get it right. :( Thanks Chris Changed title here ut not changed on forum page?
This is just to let you know about a few small amendments we’ve made to Talking Point, in response to feedback from users following the updates this summer.
The key changes we’ve made are:
• We’ve added the Alzheimer’s Society factsheets list as a separate item in the...
Have just sat with my finger on the delete button for the last fifteen minutes wiping out my latest blog entry because, at apparently 13,075 characters (I'm such a wordy person), it was much too long. No way could I begin to work out how to cut it down to 10,000 characters. Are you able to give me...
A few times when I've read people's posts or comments on threads I've often wished there was a "like" button or something similar. Like they have on Facebook for comments you agree with or want to show support for without having to make a comment. Just to show support or share your likemindedness!...
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...
Just to let everyone know that we’re going to be updating Talking Point’s mobile app this coming Friday, 28 February.
There are several bugs in the current version, and the new version should be more stable as well as being easier to use. Serena and I have tested out the new version, which...
yes, a strange thing! I submitted a post at 6.17. It did not appear as a reply on the new posts page. i.e. the last person listed as posting is not me. my post is not there:confused:
the thread was 'winter care for plants'
Yet when I go to the forum 'Tearoom' my post shows there. any...
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...
Hi Everyone - I'm new to the group and just wanted to say hello. Still trying to find my way around. My Mum has Alzheimers & Lewy Body Dementia, I would say late stage so have joined the group as I feel now I need lots of advice and encouragement
I have just looked on someone’s person profile because I wanted to check out if I had missed a post (as I saw Lynne mention earlier today the forum is hugely busy!!!!! – and well done, Lynne I spotted you gave a ‘legs up’ for a new poster!;):)) and the profile 'legend' about friends comes up as ‘X...
My first time on talking point after i found it online! Great place to discuss.
I did see a post from a lady who was a freelance activities co ordinator and I was wondering if anyone knew who she was ? Her job sounded interesting and would love to know more about it!!
You might also check my previous notes
Below, page 1 of the new notes
Help! Thought I'd added to what i wrote yesterday early this morning. No trace of what I wrote now. How do I add to it?? Katherine
On the top of my TP screen I have a link to tap-a-talk2 application by Quoord Systems £2.49
I am on my iphone4
Does anybody else have this?
You have to go right to the top of the screen above the Alzheimer's logo
I'm new to this and wondered if someone could give me some advice please. My 66 year old mum has been diagnosed with Alziemers and Vascular Dementia. Her and my stepfather live 250 miles away from the family and he was initially caring for her for the best part of two years along with the...
Bless you, join the club! So many of us here have the same problem and there is no easy way to keep calm - wish there was! I think that you are at the stage where you are the 'comfort blanket' for him when he finds himself in a world which he can't understand.
I can't offer words of wisdom...
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