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.
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 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...
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...
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:
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...
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...
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 have mentioned this more than once, sorry about that, but it is a nuisance!!!!
Its the 3rd column I think. If the posters name is too long the 'double arrow box' is missing, therefore, I don't have the option to read that persons post!
Regardless of the length of the posters name the time...
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
How do I start a blog? Need to release the haunting last few weeks of Mums life or I'll go mad and the forum isn't the place so wondered about writing it in retrospect in a blog, but don't seem to be able to put it on
I am aware when images are copyright, but how can I ensure that, for example, a music or video is copyright free? Thank you
How can a Guest modify a password?
Would the Guest need to be logged in and therefore visible, if s/he is modifying their password?
Or can a Guest modify anyone else's password?
Since my hushand has been diagnosed with mixed dementia in March of this year he has became extreamely moody and irritable which is so unlike him he has always been so placid . A very gentle man for the past 52 years we have been together from your experiences is this normal so soon after being...
That's the ones at the foot of the page.
I just tried to insert one at the position where the cursor was and it
was showing at the top of the post.
I tried to delete it but that wasn't successful either.
Hello Every Body & Moderater's ( One for you i think ;): ! ! ! ! ) , Ever since joined T P last August have been ok sending P M's :) , how ever to day was doing a P M & the Phone went ( knew who it was ! ! ) The P C went into " Stand By " Mode when on the Phone .... went back to P M later...
I am having difficulty using the forum search engine - have been for some time actually but put it down to me being an idiot:)
For example, on the main forum tonight, Mjaqmac has posted a thread about her book and Tender Face has posted that she has given a review on the Raising Awareness...
Hi my name is gill and I really could do a pointer in the right direction to get started on here:(
I have already asked this question on the 'upgrade' thread but received no
In the 'who posted last' column there is a sort of arrow in a circle.
Click that and you are taken to the last post on a thread. Useful when there are
Problem! this column is not wide...
I do not know if this will post? I am a new signee and not very familier with home comaputers, is there a basic guide to all the terms and what they do?
Can anyone explain what a blog/blog post is please?:confused:
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?
My dad's live in carer comes from Bulgaria (and speaks fluent Turkish) and i'm not completely sure that she understands the fullness of Alzheimer's Disease and how bad Dad may get: is there a translation that i can print off for her?
Hello Every body , Am thinking might some time change my Avatar ( its to do with CreavtiveSarah 's Exhibition )
Can it be done ? & if so how please ? ( the Avatar have on at the moment is from a Collection from my Computer )
Hello Every Body & Mods , T P stil defeats me ! ! after joining 2010 !
Put my 1 st " Blog On " this Eve not sure have done it right tho :(
* On my Profile Page where it says Number of Blogs it sill says 0 :confused:
* Why is that ? Am :confused:
* Is " My Blog " in the...
Can any one tell me how to delete sent messages,I can`t send a message because the storage is full. Thankyou.
Im hopping mad:mad:
I submitted my first longish post/thread at 2am but....nothing happened.
I have just written another one, intending it to be short, but turning out longer than I wanted, again....nothing happened.
I ensured I was logged in before submitting, and presume I was...
Just popped on TP without logging in and it’s showing 6 members on line .... but only 5 are listed??????:confused:
Look – I’m open enough about my paranoia!!!!! :rolleyes::D – but is this a fault? Same fault as that ‘most ever users online’ figure from 2007 that has never been...
There is a thread showing in this section entitled: Reported Post by Grannie G Tender Face
Started by Tender Face, today 08.08am
Well, I am Tender Face and I didn’t start a thread at 08.08am today. :eek: In fact I wasn’t even near my PC let alone TP at that time. :eek:
When I try to find...
hi im new to all this,could anyone tell me of any respite places in kent thankyou.
I am told that I am nearly at the limit on my private messages
I cannot find any where that I can delete individual messages
I don't want to delete the lot
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.