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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. 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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  2. Moved: New Member Needs Support

    Started by mart45‎, 08-03-2014 06:07 PM
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  3. How to handle first memory clinic appointment?

    Hi all I have been reading a lot of the posts about the memory clinic but still not sure what to expect or how to handle it. My 88-year old mum has been referred by her GP after an appointment where he did a quick test. (I initiated the appointment and had a telephone discussion with him...

    Started by Pickles53‎, 25-02-2014 02:09 PM
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  4. How long will last stage vascular dementia go on for?

    I am new to this forum and this is my first post, so please excuse me as I try to ask my questions without going on too much.... My mum is in a nursing home where she has been for the last 4 years after having a stroke. She has vascular dementia and now cannot talk, walk, is incontinent, has to be...

    Started by flower1‎, 26-01-2014 07:04 PM
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  5. 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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  6. In-laws, dementia and 'controlling' behaviour from FiL....

    Trying to keep this concise, as I wrote a huge novella which my rubbish rural broadband connection lost as I clicked 'post' Aggghhh! Thank you everyone for sharing so much and for all the useful information and support. Mother in Law and Father in Law both have dementia and they are moving to...

    Started by Tatiana‎, 03-03-2014 04:27 PM
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  7. Moved: Much better care needed in homes

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  8. Moved: Meeting with Dr re signing DNR

    Started by Lindy52‎, 04-03-2014 05:51 PM
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  9. Moved: Is this a normal progression

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

    Started by Ladybird23‎, 04-03-2014 01:20 PM
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Moved: Small Vessel Disease

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  14. Moved: memory clinic

    Started by yorkie46‎, 23-02-2014 09:47 PM
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  15. 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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  16. Moved: Emotions

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  17. walking group in North London

    Hi, My name is Cathy, I am in the early phase of dementia. I enjoy walking and I am physically fit. I am a retired journalist, now living a more quiet life and hoping to meet new friends. I would very much like meet people who are also interested in walking and perhaps other activities. I live...

    Started by cathyrs‎, 25-02-2014 11:26 PM
    activities, journalist, north london, walking
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  18. Newbie :)

    I've just joined as I have so many questions. My mother has Alzheimer's and my father currently is also not well. Dad is seriously stressed over having his money taken away to pay for Mums care instead of leaving it to us, that he is making himself ill. The whole thing is so stressful and looks...

    Started by Loxy‎, 23-02-2014 06:42 PM
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  19. Neighbour being a nuiscance

    :( Our lad who lives 200 yds away has an elderly neighbour lives with his wife . The gentleman in his 70's has developed mental issues over the past 2 yrs. Our lad and his partner have had to put up with continuous knocking on their door any time of night, he has no recollection of these...

    Started by delboyo2005‎, 21-02-2014 10:14 PM
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  20. Angry memory cinic

    Thanks for all your advice. I have written down my concerns and my recent diary. Just to be sure I also asked my daughter to read it. We both feel it sounds really bad when you write it all down. I don't know now how I'm going to feel on the day and whether I will be able to go through with it. I...

    Started by yorkie46‎, 15-02-2014 09:27 PM
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  21. Moved: My mum has dementia and I need help

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  22. Moved: i have dementia

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  23. Moved: Care home worries

    Started by Liz2862‎, 17-02-2014 08:26 PM
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