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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. 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 04:10 PM
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  3. 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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  4. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: A new face on the Talking Point team!

    Hi everyone, 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...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 23-05-2014 02:29 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 03:51 PM
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  6. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Talking Point survey 2013 - the results are in!

    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: 90%...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 28-01-2014 11:19 AM
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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. 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 03:18 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. Friends on TP

    I have received a friend request and I am happy about that. But I don't know what advantage, or disadvantage this might be to me or the requester. I can find very little about being TP friends with anybody. I think I may have agreed to the friend request, but I am not sure. I am happy to be...

    Started by Grandma P‎, 09-02-2014 07:57 PM
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  2. Moved: New Here

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  3. Moved: How long can the care home be closed to visitors

    Started by Deputypink‎, 08-02-2014 01:19 PM
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  4. Looking for support meetings

    My wife was having memory problems 18 months ago and after a visit to our GP was reffered to the memory clinic. She has been back several times and has been currently diagnosed with Cognative impairment bordering on mild dementia. It was suggested I contact the Alzheimers society to join in...

    Started by MAGROY‎, 07-02-2014 05:12 PM
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  5. Moved: The question of POA's

    Started by Bythspirit‎, 07-02-2014 03:35 PM
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  6. Moved: Mum has put dad in a care home :(

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  7. Hello

    I've been quietly reading for a few days but I thought I ought to introduce myself. I was diagnosed with mci in 2009 but told it was down to stress and depression. Last year my memory got worse and was fobbed off with 'it's probably menopause'. Then I started to get dizziness, a referral to ENT...

    Started by peeky‎, 05-02-2014 08:39 AM
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  8. Moved: Heavy handed?

    Started by ceroc46‎, 05-02-2014 08:01 AM
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  9. Moved: Are afternoon naps OK?

    Started by katiebell‎, 30-01-2014 05:28 PM
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  10. Moved: Changing eating and drinking habits

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  11. Moved: Early days

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  12. New joiner

    Hi there I've just posted a topic but then thought I should introduce myself as I've only joined tonight. My mum was diagnosed with part vascular dementia part Alzheimer's late 2013. She is 71 yrs old and is coping so well. I am devastated for her and still coming to terms with this so this seems...

    Started by Jesslou‎, 01-02-2014 07:57 PM
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  13. Red face New to Talking Point

    Hello, my name is Bearcubs. I am new here and looking for support and talking with other people who are trying to cope with Alzheimers. Looking forward to getting to know you.

    Started by Bearcubs‎, 23-01-2014 09:31 PM
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  14. Moved: Travel insurance for mixed dementia

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  15. comments

    my mil has dementia/alzheimers disease all the messages on the forum are helping my partner and i to understand more about this disease my partners brother is struggling to come to terms with his mums problems.

    Started by mark l‎, 29-01-2014 04:35 PM
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  16. Moved: My Uncle has dementia

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  17. Moved: Hello

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  18. G'day

    I am so glad I found this forum although I am now sitting here with tears in my eyes. My husband and I relocated from Australia to live with my 90yr old parents (well, to be precise, we came for a holiday 2+yrs ago and the wheels fell off their wagon so I never went back and my DH cleared up...

    Started by Action49‎, 27-01-2014 09:14 AM
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  19. Moved: Hi folks!!

    Started by Worried ex‎, 25-01-2014 08:20 PM
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  20. Moved: Newbie

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  21. Thumbs up Exciting new Talking Point feature launching in the New Year!

    In the New Year, we are going to be piloting an exciting new service for Talking Point: a chat room, which will be open at set times for ‘live chat’ sessions. What is a chat room? A chat room, also known as ‘live chat’, simply means an online conversation that happens immediately. In other...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 17-12-2013 11:50 AM
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  22. returning member

    Hi everyone I'm not actually a new member but I've been off for a long time due to no access to computer. I am a carer for my husband who was diagnosed with vascular dementia back in 2006 at the age of 57. I am 9 yrs younger and feel that we were both far too young to be dealing with this terrible...

    Started by 2 young‎, 20-01-2014 09:16 PM
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  23. Attachments to Private Messages

    Hi I want to send a member a private message with a photograph attached. Is this possible? Many thanks. CG

    Started by CollegeGirl‎, 20-01-2014 05:39 PM
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  24. special people

    hello to u all. I am a carer for dementia and I love my job. would want all these care homes back. people seem to forget they themselves may end like that.

    Started by madison05‎, 12-01-2014 12:31 AM
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  25. Hello.

    Hi to everyone, new today just finding my way around.

    Started by GillsDad‎, 10-01-2014 02:29 PM
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