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Forum: Welcome and how to use Talking Point

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. 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 05:10 PM
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  2. 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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  3. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Please tell us your experience of using Talking Point

    Each year, we carry out a survey about your experiences of using Talking Point. Our annual survey is a key way for us to keep track of how we’re doing. The more feedback we have from you about your experience of using Talking Point, the more we’ll know about what we’re doing right, and what we...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 31-10-2014 05:56 PM
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  4. 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 02:12 PM
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  5. 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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  6. 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 04:51 PM
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  7. 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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  8. 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. 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...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 01-11-2012 04:18 PM
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  9. 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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  10. 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. That other woman

    Just recently, my husband's sundowning sessions. Have become almost constant and by far the most distressing thing for both of us. I first tried, to accept that I was not me, but would be back soon. Where is she? Where have yiu taken her? How did you get here? Who are you? Why are you...

    Started by dymphna‎, 09-05-2014 12:27 AM
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    09-05-2014, 07:52 PM
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  2. Exclamation A notice for users of our mobile app: app update on Friday 28 February

    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...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 25-02-2014 02:20 PM
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  3. I am a new member that cares for my mother with dementia and alzheimers

    Its a bit awkward to know what to say being first message. My mother is 91 and fisty!! at the moment i have to go and have a new knee op and im finding it hard to explain to her that i will not be able to see for a while!! she is in denial and says she can get her own shopping and walk over to see...

    Started by karmabarb‎, 08-05-2014 10:09 AM
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  4. New member

    Hi, this is my first time on Talking Point. I believe my mum has dementia but she has not been diagnosed and refuses point blank to go to doctors. Any suggestions how I deal with this - me and my sisters just want to get help for her but last time I suggested visiting the doctor she got very...

    Started by PJL‎, 08-05-2014 10:35 AM
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  5. Moved: SueKin

    Started by SueKin‎, 08-05-2014 05:42 AM
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  6. Unhappy Possible symptom of Alzeimers or something else - help please.

    Hi, My mum had memory clinic this week my husband took her as I couldn't. The consultant was reviewing her new meds Memantine which she has been taking for 6 weeks 5mg at first then up to 10mg last week. He has now stopped this medication as well. Please read below and see what you think. ...

    Started by elizabeth20‎, 07-05-2014 04:49 PM
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  7. Talking about people who have passed away years ago but thinks it has just happened

    My mother has vascular dementia, and is talking about people who have passed on. Some days, she tells me she has just heard that her mother has died. Other days she tells me one of her brothers may be dead but she will find out. Both her mother, father and two brothers have died. Each time she...

    Started by Bantu‎, 06-05-2014 05:12 PM
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    07-05-2014, 09:29 AM
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  8. Looking for advice on Court of Protection appointeeship

    Hello, I've recently been given an instruction by Court of Protection (with relevant paperwork and seal in bottom right hand seal to evidence authenticity) to investigate and report to COP on my mother in law's assets, liabililites and property. I have to report by the end of the month. I'm...

    Started by Buxtonlover‎, 06-05-2014 08:42 PM
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  9. Just moved back to the UK to care for mum and dad

    Hello everyone, I have been following this forum for a couple of years, since my mum started showing signs of dementia, and find it very useful and comforting. My mum (86) was diagnosed with mixed dementia 18 months ago, my dad is 89 and has all his faculties but had been finding it very...

    Started by Meerkat‎, 03-05-2014 10:24 AM
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  10. Question Where is my lovely Avatar Please ?

    Hello Everybody , Please Ignore all back to normal ! ( must have been the TP Gremlins at work ) Grove x x

    Started by grove‎, 02-05-2014 02:25 PM
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  11. Grandparents

    Hi, My Mum has Alzheimer's and is now being cared for in a residential unit close to our home. My daughter is now 9 and up until she was 6 Mum lived with us. She has recently said that she would like to talk to other children who are in a similar situation and would understand (from a childs'...

    Started by syc443‎, 29-04-2014 03:21 PM
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  12. Father in law has Alzheimer's mother in law has stage 4 cancer

    Father in law has Alzheimer's ....mother in law has stage 4 cancer Hi I'm new to the forum My father in law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago. Recently my mother in law has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer which she is currently going through treatment for she has had her...

    Started by Zoho38‎, 29-04-2014 02:10 PM
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  13. Moved: Hello I'm a new member

    Started by Glamar T‎, 29-04-2014 03:40 PM
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  14. Feeling down and exhausted

    Hi Somehow I've ended up with my ex-husband aged 64 yrs lodging with me. I just find it so frustrating and difficult to grasp that he is unable to understand that there is anything wrong with him. A nurse came 6 weeks ago to do some tests, we've only just received her report which...

    Started by ChaiTea‎, 27-04-2014 05:58 PM
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  15. Unhappy Mum has just been diagnosed

    Hello Everyone My mum has just been diagnosed and we have been given no advise as to where we can get help and advise from, so thought I'd start here! My mum is 79 years old and has been struggling with memory problems for a few months. On her most recent memory test she did worse than the one 6...

    Started by Springy12‎, 27-04-2014 06:32 PM
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  16. Hi I'm new to this

    I'm a carer whose spouse has gone into residential care, and has had diagnosed Dementia for 10 years now. I am puzzled at the reaction I get when I want to spent time with my spouse and bring home to enjoy an afternoon together, I would like to have tea together at home, but We have to get back...

    Started by Mad as a fish‎, 24-04-2014 10:52 PM
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  17. caring for my wife

    We are both 71-fortunately fairly physically fit so can go out together mornings and is good.However my wife's memory has gone. Within minutes of getting home and regularly while at home my wife is agitated,cries,continually wants to know what to do,follows me around and increasingly gets angry...

    Started by Barnes‎, 27-04-2014 10:04 PM
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  18. Problems telling the time

    Hi. I need help please. My husband has vascular dementia and can now no longer tell the time and also has little understanding of the passage of time. If something is happening at 7pm he will ask every few minutes how much longer to go. Even 6 hours before hand he wants to know if he has time to go...

    Started by clematis‎, 25-04-2014 03:46 PM
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  19. Worried about Mum's weight

    My Mum has been in a care home since last October. We are very happy with the care she is getting, and the staff are all really lovely. I am concerned that Mum seems to be sort of fading away. She eats well, and enjoys her biscuits and cakes too. But she is just getting smaller and smaller. Is...

    Started by Il Gufo‎, 19-04-2014 10:17 AM
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  20. Being accused of stealing her hinges

    I need help, accused of taking things Mum was diagnosed with VD at beginning do this year, though has been 'odd' for lot longer. She lives on her own but my brother and I do a day about, so one of us are with her every day. With the help of this site, we have struggled thro until now. Her short...

    Started by bdmid‎, 22-04-2014 03:22 PM
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  21. Newbie needs advice please re test scorings

    Hi, my nearly 81yr old husband had a memory test (MMSE) at our local surgery which he failed quite badly and was referred to the memory clinic. He was also told not to drive until further tests. Since then he has been unbearable to live with and ranting about it (not being able to drive) to...

    Started by Pickalily‎, 21-04-2014 05:53 PM
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  22. Sole full time carer - trying to undertand the issues & what might be ahead

    My Mum has had vascular dementia for probably 6-8 years. Reading through the posts of others she is doing ok for the moment. Her memory is seriously impaired, she cannot recall things that happened two minutes ago, or concentrate for any length of time. Her recollection of times past is also...

    Started by Merrymaid‎, 22-02-2014 12:10 AM
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  23. Mothering laws home

    My mothering law has been diagnosed with early Alzheimer's. She owns her own home. And currently has two of her sons living with her. My question is if she requires care, could they put a charge against the house even though it is the home of two of her sons? Is there anything we could do to...

    Started by Katyshaw‎, 21-04-2014 01:33 PM
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    21-04-2014, 05:16 PM
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  24. Early age dementia at 56, anyone else share their stories?

    My mum has been off work for a year and we believe she has dementia, she is 56 and nurses have confirmed that they believe it's dementia but waiting on scan results to rubber stamp it. Anything we can do to help early dementia?

    Started by NCD1986‎, 20-02-2014 11:42 PM
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  25. Holidays- visiting at Nursing home - clean up

    I ready a post on this forum earlier today after a google search on the topic of "Visiting Loved one with Dementia on holidays" and wanted to put my 2 cents in after reading some of the responses given. My mother is in late stages of vascular dementia. I'm learning as I go like I assume most of us...

    Started by Julemar‎, 18-04-2014 06:30 PM
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    19-04-2014, 01:18 AM
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