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.
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.
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...
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...
Each year, we carry out a survey about your experiences of using Talking Point.
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 Point, the more we’ll know about what we’re doing right, and what we...
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
Searching for discussions on a specific topic
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...
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 mum has been off work for a year and we believe she has dementia, she is 56 and nurses have confirmed that they believe it's dementia but waiting on scan results to rubber stamp it. Anything we can do to help early dementia?
I ready a post on this forum earlier today after a google search on the topic of "Visiting Loved one with Dementia on holidays" and wanted to put my 2 cents in after reading some of the responses given. My mother is in late stages of vascular dementia. I'm learning as I go like I assume most of us...
My father has been prescribed cyproterone acetate for aggression in vascular dementia. Does anyone have any experience of this medication?
hi pam here my hubby has ftd and been told he now has vascular dem how do they know ? pass he has been in an assessment ward since dec and is now being transferred to long term care but I am concerned of the change you get told they do not like change yet they move them anyway my concern is he is...
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Hi all, need some advice. My Grandma is in the late stages of Dementia and lacks mental capacity. She had been living in her own home, with carers going in to help with personal care and my uncle had moved himself in (he split up from his wife and needed somewhere to stay) He had taken on the role...
I am at present trying to collate as much evidence as I can to take with me to my Mum's assessment on the 30th April.
My Mum was refused CHC last year but was granted the Nursing element towards her NH fees, which she was being discharged to from hospital after falling and breaking her...
I am new to this site and wanted to ask if anyone else has a partner, family member whoever where they became agressive and flew of the handle as early symptoms.
My hisband was considered "possibly borderline" for early onset Alzeimers about 5 yrs ago but then he got bowel cancer and never got...
Hi, just wanted to introduce myself and hopefully get some advice and support from the forum as well as offering support to others.
I've been supporting my mum and dad at their home for the past 17 years while working full-time. I have 2 sisters but one lives in England and the other in Canada,...
I'm new to this so not sure where to start :-)
I'm 33 and care for someone with Alzheimer's. I'm not sure what I'm looking for but I have so many questions that I'm reluctant to google, not sure if I'm doing the right thing and just to not feel so lonely.
Thanks for reading
I have just received a call from the hospital to tell me that they are concerned about my mums now state and that she is very frail. She was sectioned nearly two months ago and has been diagnosed with both Alziemers and Vascular Dementia which at 66 is very young.
A few weeks ago, her...
I am an only child and care for my parents, both in their 80s. My mum has Alzheimer's and my dad both Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. He has also been recently diagnosed with early stage throat cancer. My mum has all but stopped eating about 3 weeks ago - her weight is around 6 stones. She...
Mum has Vascular Dementia, diagnosed in October last year and in the middle stages. She is 83 and being cared for at home by Dad who is 89. She goes to a day centre twice per week but Dad is now struggling to cope, the phone calls are becoming more frequent, were just in the evenings but...
Havnt been on here for a while.Wife 67 in early stages in fact I think very early stages,No great problems just repeating things and forgetting things mainly what day it is,just little things .She still cooks the odd meal although I keep a close watch,Often wish I had a crystal ball and...
My mum is 65 and recently when I have been having conversations with her she seems to be listening but then talks about something either not related to that conversation or like today my husband & I went out for lunch Mum & Dad the kids for the day, my dad asked what our lunch was like...
Hello, I found this site searching for information on people that had both asperger's and Alzheimer's. My husband is 72. We met when he was 63. I thought him quirky. Upon knowing his history I always knew there was something there that had not been diagnosed. As the years went by and the memory...
I am new!
I look after my Dad who has Althzimers for the past year since my Mum died
I find it hard mentally and have been grateful for this site
Just joined an looking forward to interacting.
I care for my mum,but really,she is my maternal aunt who raised me from the age of two bless her. Its quite difficult at times although am sure I am more fortunate than some. She has secondary health problems and had to have a section of bowel...
:(Good morning, I am trying to send private messages to this member, but get a system message that her inbox is over the limit. Any way that admin can tell her this?
Many thanks for your assistance.
Would like to discuss hints and tips regarding caring for my parents both of whom have dementia.
You know the considerable challenges with one person, but imagine a second person in the mix.
Basically the second person accidentally interferes with and sabotages your efforts with the...
Sorry if there is a thread on this topic already but I can't find one.
my mum suffers from sundowning most days. I understand what it is (thank you Barry) but would like to know if there is any treatment. Mum very distressed today and I couldn't find the right thing to say to help her feel...
Hi, my name is Michele I care for and am legal guardian to an 83 year young man, named Richard. He has been diagnosed early dementia but now needs care 24/7. I have a live in care giver for him and I do all the other stuff, mail, property stuff, bills, everything in daily life.
:)Blimey, well here I am at last. The whole of Sunday evening trying to get logged in!
The androiud app. wouldn't let me in; the windows laptop wouldn't let me in, finally got here with my crappy old netbook! I had intended with this introductory post to fill in quite a lot of detail, but it's got...
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