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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 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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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. Treatment for sundowning

    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...

    Started by SallySC‎, 30-03-2014 09:18 PM
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  2. Smile New here :)

    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. I'm introducing...

    Started by Richard and I‎, 28-03-2014 08:50 PM
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  3. New ex pat member

    :)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...

    Started by malomm‎, 23-03-2014 09:31 PM
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  4. dementia

    Hi to all, I came across this site today and have learned more about dementia in reading the comments of members. It is good (and very sad) to know that what my mother in law is going through is the 'norm' with dementia. Seeing and talking people in the house, telling me that they are taking...

    Started by country lass‎, 20-03-2014 07:08 PM
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  5. Time for nursing care?

    5 weeks ago my mum who is in mid stage dementia had a hip replacement after breaking her hip. The hospital didn't get her up out of bed for 9 days saying she was unsafe and couldn't hold herself up when sat on the edge of the bed. She was then sent to a rehab hospital who eventually gave her physio...

    Started by Carys‎, 18-03-2014 08:46 PM
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  6. Care homes

    Howdy folks. Does anybody know a good nursing home, in the Seaforth, Waterloo and Bootle area of Liverpool ?:)

    Started by grahamrose‎, 16-03-2014 11:00 AM
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  7. help to understand

    hi all, im new to this so I will probably make a few mistakes. My mum has dementia and my family and I look after her,we stay with her at night, she has started day centre 1 day a week 3 weeks ago, but this past 3 weeks has been v hard, she goes over to the neighbours about 10 times a day. I feel...

    Started by at40‎, 14-03-2014 04:01 PM
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  8. Moved: Going through a tough phase. Please advise

    Started by sammyutd‎, 14-03-2014 01:16 PM
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  9. DebL

    Hi, My Mum has been diagnosed with mild dementia. The doctors are treating it as Alzheimers even though her scans would suggest that she has FTLD.This is because her symptoms seem to fit more with Alzheimers. They have prescribed her Donepezil and she is about 3 weeks into the 10mg prescription....

    Started by DebL‎, 13-03-2014 02:51 PM
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  10. my rights

    im a carer on an emi unit lots of the residents are unable to make descisions , we toileted a lady who screams a lot and our new manager said ita abuse to take her but as she is unable to decide forherself what do i do as she is doubly incontinent

    Started by pablo74‎, 09-03-2014 02:25 AM
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  11. Help requested

    My dad has Alzheimer's and is staying with us for a while as mum has been in hospital.he has recently started having a shower or shave at 2 or 3am. He has an illuminated clock, a night light etc. I put him back to bed but he seems to have no concept of it being the middle of the night. Any ideas...

    Started by Larch‎, 08-03-2014 09:47 PM
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  12. Moved: New Member Needs Support

    Started by mart45‎, 08-03-2014 06:07 PM
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  13. Respite Care for the first time.

    Hi..am new to the site, but thought I would join to chat and share problems as I am the main carer looking after my mum. Mum has mixed dementia and I would say its in the low to medium stage at the moment. What I would like advice on is my wonderful husband and I would like to go on holiday this...

    Started by Pythia‎, 06-03-2014 10:42 PM
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  14. Moved: Much better care needed in homes

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  15. Moved: Meeting with Dr re signing DNR

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  16. Moved: Is this a normal progression

    Started by 2bizzylizzy‎, 04-03-2014 02:32 PM
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  17. Moved: radio 2 now covering Alzheimer's

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  18. Moved: memory clinic

    Hi everyone Its been a difficult few days and I'm feeling quite low again. We had the letter from the consultant, the MRI showed mild atrophic changes with mild small vessel ischaemic disease. She has given diagnosis as 'forgetful - probably secondary to vascular disease'. Says she is reluctant...

    Started by yorkie46‎, 21-07-2014 03:40 PM
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  19. Posting pictures (or smileys) via the Android app

    To add a smiley or an image to a post, log in to Talking Point, and go to the thread that you wish to respond to. Click the '+' symbol at the bottom left of the screen. ______________________________

    Started by KatherineW‎, 03-03-2014 02:04 PM
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  20. Moved: Small Vessel Disease

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  21. Moved: memory clinic

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  22. Moved: memory clinic

    Hello again everyone, at last some good news! We had a phone call from the consultant in response to my notes and letter. She said she respected my concerns about my husband and suggested she sees us again in 6-9 months. She asked me to continue making notes and send them to her in advance of the...

    Started by yorkie46‎, 21-07-2014 03:39 PM
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  23. Moved: Emotions

    Started by jsymoonbeam2‎, 27-02-2014 04:56 PM
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