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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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. Im happy to say that weve 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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  8. 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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  9. 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. MIL with dementia

    Hi, My MIL and I were good friend up to 3 years ago when she started to blame me for helping her and her husband even though they asked for the help. I was very upset at that time even though my husband who is a lovely rational man, said his mother was suffering from dementia and I shouldn't take...

    Started by rr2‎, 11-08-2014 08:54 AM
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  2. Newbie

    Hallo, We've just heard that mum's memory loss is due to her having had a mini stroke during sleep. She has now been diagnosed with early stages vascular dementia and or Alzheimer's, she is 76 yrars old. She has high cholesterol but that seemed to be under control, she also has a muscle disease...

    Started by Paisia‎, 11-08-2014 06:37 PM
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  3. Little envelope symbol

    Please see the attached screen shot of some of the topics in the Tea Room. Could anyone tell me what the little white envelope with what looks like a 'no entry' sign overlapping it means? This appears at the end of the titles of some of the posts, and I have circled one in red. Thank you!

    Started by CollegeGirl‎, 11-08-2014 07:13 PM
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  4. Mums pension has been stopped !

    Can anyone please assist me before I try and speak to the Works and Pensions people!! Mum went into residential care 2 years ago and has been getting her OAP pension paid into her bank weekly. Her house was sold last October (she is now fully funding care costs herself) and I notified WP earlier...

    Started by Angry‎, 07-08-2014 09:32 AM
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  5. Mum going to a care home

    Hello Everyone A very difficult week. Last Saturday (early hours) my mum went walkabout and was found at the end of the road - she was going to meet my dad at work, she said. He was fast asleep in their bed! An ambulance was called and she has spent the last week in hospital. Unfortunately,...

    Started by Mary's daughter‎, 08-08-2014 09:48 PM
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  6. Talking new member

    Hi I'm geo girl my wee mum has has dementia over four years now and for some reason I am the one she wants all the time.I work full time and visit mum every day and cook her meals and freeze them to make life easy for her carers.I mostly cope but starting to really struggle so I'm Glad I have found...

    Started by geo‎, 19-07-2014 06:46 PM
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  7. Care planning experience?

    Hi, I just had my Carer's Assessment and among other info was told about a local care planning organisation which has joined forces with a firm of solicitors and they offer a free discussion of your situation. I am really worried about how I will manage to pay for my DH's care at home and perhaps...

    Started by Zsazsa‎, 05-08-2014 03:52 PM
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  8. What are blogs/blog posts please?

    Can anyone explain what a blog/blog post is please?:confused:

    Started by CaPattinson‎, 14-07-2011 09:55 PM
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  9. Moved: Tribona

    Started by Tribona‎, 03-08-2014 09:06 PM
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  10. Moved: New and looking for answers

    Started by Hindy‎, 31-07-2014 09:15 PM
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  11. Both parents have dementia

    Mum who is 78 was diagnosed with Alzheimer`s 4 years ago, Dad who is 77 suddenly became confused a year ago - diagnosis is Vascular dementia. My only sibling lives in another country so everything is down to me. I work full time and have a young child and am not sure how long I can survive. We...

    Started by Lizzie12‎, 30-07-2014 11:10 PM
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  12. mums 90 today

    been to see mum today her memory is goin fast now i asked if she liked her birthday cake .she couldnt remember:( she has been in care home since jan 2013. she can still walk about fairly well but sees a lot of things that are not there.we have still got her little dog with us he is a little star.i...

    Started by jj1‎, 30-07-2014 09:04 PM
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  13. Post Things to do with Nan

    Hi there, I am a new member, my dear old Nanny Peg has fairly recently been diagnosed but declining quickly. She recently had a fall and was in hospital for 2 nights which has seemed to send her memory into quick decline. So on top of her memory and confusion, because of the fall she is no...

    Started by Daisy_chain‎, 28-07-2014 02:55 PM
    activities, distractions, films, games, thingstodo
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  14. Daycare specifically for people with dementia

    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I would like to say hello to everyone and ask for your help and guidance on what I think is a very important issue. I work with clients with dementia and the are I live in there seems to be very little help for these people and their carers especially with things...

    Started by Tina W‎, 18-07-2014 02:39 PM
    carers break, daycare, respite
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  15. Question interested in others experiences of deprevation of assests and declarion of trust

    Hi all. First post here as was searching on line looking for information so thought I would try this! My mum has severe dementia and has been in a home for 15 months. She is self funding as we sold her home (I have POA). She is a widow. We have used her funds to pay for her care and also to build a...

    Started by Trudge1‎, 11-07-2014 03:09 PM
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  16. Moved: Missing Dave & Zeus

    Started by Wolfsgirl‎, 11-07-2014 08:11 AM
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  17. Moved: Out of reach

    Started by Wolfsgirl‎, 10-07-2014 05:33 PM
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  18. What do I do, or who do I contact?

    I need help with my neighbor! My neighbor has been diagnosed with dementia and in my opinion is at an unsafe level of living alone (I will explain). We live in a condo association and she is my direct neighbor. I've never experienced interacting with a person who has dementia and I am...

    Started by KConzelmann‎, 10-07-2014 12:54 PM
    elderly help, help and assistance
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  19. dadooronron

    Hello everyone I am posting my first thread. Husband has vascular dementia 1 year at home with me and carers coming in 3times a day, now hubby in care home 1 year 6months. I go to see him every second day. Meanwhile I have lost most of friends as they don't want to be involved any more with the...

    Started by dadoronron‎, 09-07-2014 07:30 PM
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  20. simpleminds

    Hi ive just joined up tonite and would just like to tell everyone a little bit about my situation coping with alzheimers looking after my mum whos 84yrs old and who was diagnosed 5yrs ago.prior to that I had my dad to look after as well but lost him 2 yrs ago. I have had to give up work to now care...

    Started by simpleminds‎, 08-07-2014 08:55 PM
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  21. tias

    My mom has had alzheimers for the last 10 years. In the last 2 years she has become completely depended on someone esle for her personal care.(bathing,eating,diaper changing, etc) In the last 2 months she started having tias (or so the hospice nurse seems to think) She told us yesterday that since...

    Started by sugarbabe‎, 09-07-2014 07:57 PM
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  22. alarms and tracker

    Good evening, I have a deaf elderly patient whose wife has dementia, and has now begun to wander out of the house. we are looking for any ideas on useful trackers in case she gets lost...he has fitted door alarms but he may not always hear them if he isn't wearing his hearing aids, or she leaves...

    Started by anna pugh‎, 10-07-2014 12:14 AM
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  23. paranoia

    My Mum has been in a care home for 6 months and was fine. But now every time I visit she is getting paranoid about everything accusing other residents of different things one time bullying, another time stealing her money, now today telling me her life is under threat. If I try to pacify her she...

    Started by lostflower‎, 07-07-2014 09:49 PM
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  24. Integration of clear health EHR with android

    Hi, I have an android app on PHR and i want to use ClearHealth EHR Rest API with my app. How to do this? I also want to know that, is ClearHealth openSource and free software?? Please Help Thanks in advance.

    Started by Resh‎, 08-07-2014 11:23 AM
    android application, clear health ehr
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  25. Mum hates it

    Fortisip tastes disgusting to my Mum, she pushes it away, carers put it back near her and encourage her to take it. I know she is skin and bone but she is eating a little pureed food now herself, so must she really continue to be encouraged/pestered 'just a few sips' like this do you think? ...

    Started by Wolfsgirl‎, 08-07-2014 09:07 AM
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    08-07-2014, 12:41 PM
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