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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 05:10 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Do you have questions about online safety and privacy?

    Are you concerned about your privacy? Do you have questions about how to stay safe online? Tonight we'll be hosting our monthly evening session in the Talking Point chat room, from 7.30-8.30pm. The topic for tonight's session is safety and privacy online. Please do pop in if you'd like to...

    Started by SerenaS‎, Today 01:08 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. 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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  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. lottery/competition scams and identity fraud what to do?

    Reported father being scammed some time ago to action fraud and they said I cannot report scams he must do so. Have tried over many months to persuade him and it is not going to happen. So do I wait until things get totally out of control. Have phoned most organisations without any success and...

    Started by mottley‎, 08-06-2014 03:31 PM
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    fraud, newbie, scams
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  2. EMI residential care help

    Hi, My grandfather was diagnosed with dementia 10 years ago and has been cared for at home by family as well as home careers until January this year when we felt it was in his best interests for him to go into EMI residential care. After previously having bad experiences of respite care, we are...

    Started by belle9664‎, 08-06-2014 11:33 AM
    emi, emi care home, emi home, staffing levels
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  3. AnnaK

    Hello fellow travellers on a road nobody chooses. My husband and I are 68 and have been together since we were 17. He began to show signs that something was wrong about 11 or 12 years ago. I felt like a voice crying in the wilderness - no one else thought any of it significant. For years he was...

    Started by AnnaK‎, 07-06-2014 10:45 PM
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    08-06-2014, 01:00 AM
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  4. novice

    new to all this, mums dementia, using a laptop, finding this wonderful site. so hope I get all the technical stuff right. my mum moved in with me 5 months ago. much of what I read on this site I have experienced. needless to say I am so tired. mum has obssessions and two of these are the most...

    Started by Tin‎, 07-06-2014 02:25 PM
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  5. Help needed urgently

    Husband took an overdose of sleeping tablets last Thursday,said he wanted to go,now section for 28 days,while the are trying to find which drug is suitable,to make him feel comfertable,my visits to him are horrible,he wants to go home,treathens me,shouts and shouts,staff calm him down,I leave and...

    Started by olddutch‎, 05-06-2014 07:23 AM
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    07-06-2014, 07:59 AM
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  6. Wandering mum early morning

    Hi I am new to this website as my mum has dementia. She lives alone but has carers coming in 4 times a day. Worried as she started to go wandering out her house in the small town she lives early morning thinking she is going to her day centre but is getting time mixed up. Luckily someone she...

    Started by Vanilla123‎, 05-06-2014 11:03 PM
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    06-06-2014, 07:28 AM
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  7. Hello

    Hi there I am new to the forum and I am caring for my Mum who has later stage Alzheimer's. Mum is no longer able to communicate with us, cannot move, is doubly incontinent and needs to be given blended food to eat, needs to be fed and given drinks as she can no longer hold a cup or spoon! It's so...

    Started by sleeping beauty‎, 05-06-2014 10:50 PM
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    05-06-2014, 10:57 PM
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  8. My Mum doesn't recognise my Dad

    Hi, my Mum has Alzheimers/dementia and my Dad is her only carer. I live fairly close by and visit and telephone frequently. These past ten days my Mum has been convinced that my Dad is missing and that the person caring for her is not my Dad, her husband but is her own father. She is 89 and my...

    Started by hellesbelles‎, 04-06-2014 03:55 PM
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    05-06-2014, 07:24 PM
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  9. more support at home?

    Mum has had a care package via our Local Authority for some time (she pays a small amount towards the cost). I know this is public money being used. I try to help as much as I can too, but she lives alone. I do work and am constantly trying to juggle work commitments with helping mum. I know in...

    Started by ANNEW‎, 05-06-2014 09:55 AM
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    05-06-2014, 04:50 PM
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  10. Coping with the hard work

    Hi I have just joined and finding it very hard to cope with my father who is 91yrs and has alzhiemers , parkinsons , deaf , and near blind and to top that diabetic on insulin , he has been very good up to now but insists he has not had his meals or his injections when he has , plus always asking...

    Started by Antony Audley‎, 04-06-2014 07:13 PM
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  11. Diagnosis and Care *PLEASE HELP*

    Hi, my name is Em and Im concerned about my grandmother whom is 95! She is fit and well and up until 3 weeks ago has been living on her own, with no problems. She is currently in a convalescing home until next week after a 2 week stay in hospital. Over the last couple of years we have noticed her...

    Started by emsnanna‎, 21-05-2014 12:45 PM
    diagnosis
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  12. An Intro

    Good morning, everyone, I'm new here and thought I would introduce myself. My name is Sevyn, I am 24 and live with my 27 year-old husband. We recently took on care of my husband's great-grandmother, who is 94 and has early stages of dementia. To add to the pandemonium, we are expecting our...

    Started by sevyn‎, 03-06-2014 02:35 PM
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    03-06-2014, 09:27 PM
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  13. New Boy

    Hi, My name is Alan and I am caring for my wife (J) aged 62 who was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer's approx. 2 years ago. In that time she has spent 3 long periods in hospital with psychosis and attempts to stabiles her drug treatments. As a family we now recognise that J was showing...

    Started by Alan. J‎, 03-06-2014 09:36 AM
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    03-06-2014, 11:10 AM
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  14. Hallucinations, dementia, and Donepezil

    Our Mom, who is 84 tells us there are two guys that sit in her living room. She has told us that our brother and a niece have been there overnight, when they haven't been. She is convinced people are in her house although they are not there. We are sure she is having hallucinations. She has been...

    Started by Bonnie1904‎, 01-06-2014 01:41 AM
    donepezil, hallucinations
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  15. Newbie

    Hi Im Andy, New on here. Im 24 and a full time carer for my grandma who has dementia. Took over caring from my mum who has to care for stepdad after a triple bypass. Be nice to get advice and support from people in the same situation Sent from my GT-I9505 using Talking Point mobile app

    Started by andyedge8889‎, 02-06-2014 10:44 PM
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    02-06-2014, 10:55 PM
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  16. An intro

    To begin I read around the forum: on care homes; paranoia & high scoring MMSE results, & denial of diagnosis and I've found others are going through identical problems in entirely different circumstances. Already I feel I have answers to the many many questions that challenge me daily. I have...

    Started by RoseA‎, 02-06-2014 06:30 PM
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  17. Deleting A Personal Message

    Hello This is the first time I'm trying to use Talking Point, and I find I'm unable to delete a personal message from my folder/profile/whatever it's called. It is irritating me having it sit there when I've read it, and would like to get rid of it. I'm sure there's a simple way to delete...

    Started by Actaeon70‎, 02-06-2014 03:42 PM
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  18. Lightbulb I'm a newbie here, I'm my 96 yo nans carer

    Until fairly recently despite her age (96) nans been doing well, the last 2 weeks have been a rapid decline, she's now confined to a wheelchair, incont, little to no speech, and hasn't been able to feed herself, in the last 24 hours though she's now refusing food and drink the point of pursing her...

    Started by Butterfly00‎, 01-06-2014 03:16 PM
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  19. Newbie

    Hi My name is Margaret just joined today. My mam diagnosed with Dementia last year but she has gone very aggressive with family members especially my son who lives with her and my father. Wondering what support is out there for this any info really appreciated. She constantly picking on family...

    Started by margie17‎, 01-06-2014 07:00 PM
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  20. Carer for Mum with dementia and son with autism....who do I pure

    My Dad died suddenly 18 months ago and just after my Mum was diagnosed with mixed dementia I also care for my adult son who has autism and I'm being pulled in different directions and don't know who to put first.My Mum is still living in her warden assisted bungalow she shops for herself and...

    Started by Dee_53‎, 01-06-2014 12:49 PM
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    01-06-2014, 05:48 PM
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  21. Relative denying the need for doctor visit

    Hi Everyone, I am new here, and hoping for some advice, maybe. My brother in law is becoming unable to remember things relating to date/time. For instance, an appointment card with Mon 21/4/14 10am had him completely baffled. The 14 at the end and the 10am were a mystery to him. He is now mostly...

    Started by pamcasey‎, 01-06-2014 04:17 PM
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  22. wanting to see parents

    my wife who is sufffering alzheimers and repeats that wants to see her mum and dad.also that she wants to go home.how should i respond?

    Started by anthoy‎, 30-05-2014 05:33 PM
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  23. weight loss

    Hi there my husband was diagnosed with early dementia 2 years ago these past 6 months he has got progressively worse, shuffling hand movements ie rubbing his trouser legs, my big worry is that in the past 2 weeks he has lost 13lb in weight is this normal to lose such a great amount, and advice...

    Started by willywoo‎, 20-03-2014 09:49 PM
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    30-05-2014, 08:26 PM
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  24. Newbie- parent just diagnosed

    Hi everyone just found out my mam has dementia and googling it found this forum and so here I am joining and trying to make sense of something that is so destructive .....:(

    Started by MissM‎, 30-05-2014 12:25 PM
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    30-05-2014, 04:46 PM
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  25. Nanna

    Hi, I'm 9 years old and would really like to speak to somebody who is the same sort of age and has a similar experience. My Nanna lived with us since I was born until I was about 6 but is now in care thanks to Alzheimer's / dementia. I try to talk to my school friends but they don't...

    Started by dancer10‎, 28-05-2014 06:35 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    30-05-2014, 07:47 AM
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