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...
Longer-standing Talking Point users will know that for the last few years, we have carried out a survey about the forum. It’s that time again. :)
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...
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...
My blogs are mixed up and need organising, How can I edit them? thanks
Ok - first time ever I have felt inclined :D
When I click on 'rate thread' it tells me I already have?
Never - honest injun!!!!! :D
Can someone tell me what I am so obviously missing? D'Oh!
Thanks, Karen, x
I am finding some of the threads in fact quite alot of them very helpful.Some of the info ie the recent one on advice when not eating are really useful.
How can I save a thread and and where is the best place to store it.
If you ever find that you are NOT seeing all of your posts or only see a few messages then you may find this tip useful. I came across this issue as I only saw a few posts and then noticed that the default for this setting is only 30 days.
There is a setting at the bottom of the page...
I have written a blog and the only boxes 'checked' are friends. It is most definitely only these I wish to see it. But it shows I've had 42 views farmore than number of friends. Don't understand. I HAVE CHOSEN privacy. I KNOW MODS CAN VIEW BUT THEN STILL SEEMS A HIGH NUMBER. (Didn't mean to be...
I saved my blog as a DRAFT how do I save it now as a posted blog??
Please thank you. Sorry I am getting so confusede now
what is an Akismet key when compiling a blog and do I need one?.
Searched help and not there. Thanks
Trying to PM someone and it isn't working!? To Sylvia, granny G to say thank you? Chris
I may post something that is so close to my heart that I need help with. Tthere are particular people I definitinely do not wish to read nor respond. If they are on my ignore list then will this be the case?
Thank you. also just checking again if person on my ignore list I will not see threads...
Hi, there. Brian is about to be prescribed memantine and I am sure I have seen questions about this particular medication come up before in threads at TP. I have looked at the "Tags" cloud beside the blog entries but it doesn't get a mention there. Is there a similar tags cloud for threads? Or any...
I've managed to save a photo (in pictures as usual) from my new digi camera.
Went thru normal procedure:
Manage attachments (the file address came up)
What am I doing wrong? Advice please. Chris
Have done it now - made it small now its too small so going to resize then...
1. How do I start an album in my account? Basically no idea.:( Tried looking in Help but still no wiser.
2. Once created then how do I transfer one to eg a reply to a post?
Hello, I wanted to record my thoughts and how I'm feeling but I don't want everyone to read it. Until I feel like sharing, Is this possible?X Chris
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?
good morning to all. this is my first time going on a page.I just to say HELLO.:)
Im def not computer literate
Got on laptop today. Google is set as home page . It was totally black . When i highlighted text ,
it said something like
A proxy licence has expired something about S G O S and not being permitted .
Anyone have a clue coz I dont
Hi,can someone explain the concept of blogging,what is it ,where do you access blogs,how many users blog:)
My computer lady has deleted my autofix spell check when I am on TP, can anyone advise me how I get it back please?
Last night my PC crashed(or Broadband failed) whilst I was still logged in to TP..... (hence it would have looked like I was online for 36 hours or so!!!!)... wouldn’t normally matter (like when I forget to log out!:o) but I was very concerned for a particular poster last night and concerned if...
My PM box is now 100% full. I read the earlier post and have not been able to follow it. I have been deleting PMs I didn't need to keep, but those I have now I want to hang on to. When I put a tick in the box alongside each and hoped I had sent them to a folder, as text, up came all those I have...
I have only just realized the significance of Tags and am posting so others like me, who have little appreciation of Tags, will see what it`s all about.
By the Thread titles is what looks like a label. If you hover your mouse over the `label`/`tag`, all relevant points relating to that Thread...
Is there a way I can keep track of messages I have posted? Also threads I have commented on? So that I can find them when I log in instead of looking through all the threads until I find them - and sometimes I have forgotten the named thread... :confused:
When it is someones birthday where do you get the flowers from and how do you get them onto your post.
I don't know if I'm imagining it but the lines in a post seem to have become very wide and I'm finding it harder to read when they are - especially with very long posts - if I find this a problems I wonder if others do - I maybe am misremembering but I thought the lines were shorter! Maybe I've...
Hiya All, as i mentioned earleir i have been approached by a publisher of mental heath topics who has agreed to publish all my poems on Alzheimers. He has sent it in Attatchment form for PDF but it wont open and i need to read it and send it back!!Any ideas would be welcome, this is the good newqs...
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.