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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. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Monthly evening chat room sessions starting in July - please share your views

    Starting in July, we're going to be running one evening chat room session each month. It would be really helpful to know which days and times would suit members best, as well as whether you'd prefer the monthly evening sessions to be dementia-focused, social chats, or a mix of the two. To...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 23-06-2014 03:47 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Guide to using Talking Point

    Hi everyone, We've produced a quick 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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  5. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Timings of chat room sessions - please share your views!

    We launched the Talking Point chat room back in January, and since then we've been running twice-weekly chat sessions on specific aspects of living with dementia, as well as light-hearted, social conversations. Recent chats have included a Q&A with National Dementia Helpline staff on food and...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 01-05-2014 07:23 PM
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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    03-01-2014, 02:20 PM
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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. Moved: My friend is only 60 and has Alzheimer's :(

    Started by loyalfriend‎, 15-12-2013 11:57 PM
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  2. Question Help Please ( Parts of Quotes )

    Hello Everybody , For what ever reason ( finger control on keypad ? ) have all ways had a problem with quotes ! However with the new T P Make Over :):) & the new respond to member button quotes are a lot easier :) to do ! The only problem is ...

    Started by grove‎, 15-12-2013 03:25 PM
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  3. Thumbs up Hello! It's "Worriedson1"

    Hello! i had to re register asi have a new laptop and isp!

    Started by Worriedson2‎, 13-12-2013 11:39 PM
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  4. Hello and welcome

    I usually like to try and welcome as many new members as I can to the forum, because I received such a lovely, warm welcome myself when I joined, and it's been a lifeline for me. But lately I've had some ups and downs and haven't been posting quite so much so I think I've missed quite a few...

    Started by CollegeGirl‎, 07-12-2013 05:37 PM
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  5. Question Please tell us about your experience of using Talking Point

    Longer-standing Talking Point users will know that for the last few years, we have carried out a survey about the forum. Its that time again. :) Our annual survey is a key way for us to keep track of how were doing. The more feedback we have from you about your experience of using Talking...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 30-10-2013 04:21 PM
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  6. New member with mum

    New member with his mum Hi to all, my step father passed away on the 21st October 2013 and from that day my 74 year old mum moved in with us. She has mild dementia. I'm lucky that my daughter has moved out and we have a free room. Also extremely fortunate to have an amazing wife to take this on....

    Started by Mustanglimey‎, 08-12-2013 11:39 PM
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  7. Newbie!

    Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself to the forum. Having used forums before (albeit wedding forums!) I know how supportive they can be. I find myself here for my granddad. Who is and always has been the head and 'Godfather' of our family, full of stories and laughter. Coming from a caring...

    Started by Emma.Pinnock‎, 09-12-2013 03:37 PM
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  8. Thumbs up Introducing two new volunteer hosts

    Hello everyone, I'm really pleased to announce that jaymor and stanleypj are new members of our Volunteer Host team! Many of you will know jaymor and stanleypj - they've been active members of Talking Point and have helped to welcome and support other members. Our Volunteer Hosts and...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 21-11-2013 02:27 PM
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  9. Hello

    I ve been watching for a while , but get so emotional for myself and everyone on this site that I can't say too much. Logged on to reply to someone.

    Started by Bonzo‎, 22-11-2013 12:56 PM
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  10. Moved: New member

    Started by kath217‎, 05-11-2013 11:57 PM
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  11. telephone help?

    Hi. I have been talking to a lady whose husband has vascular dementia. She is struggling to cope and needs someone to talk to. Unfortunately she can't get to the local groups as she can't get someone to look after her husband or take him with her. Are there any helplines she can ring in confidence...

    Started by iamish‎, 13-11-2013 06:58 PM
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  12. Moved: Hi from Ireland

    Started by lizf‎, 11-11-2013 09:49 AM
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  13. Thumbs up Introducing two new volunteer moderators

    Hi everyone, Im delighted to welcome two new Volunteer Moderators, Izzy and Noorza, to the Talking Point team. Many of you will already know Izzy and Noorza: Izzy has been a forum member for many years and was previously a Volunteer Host, and Noorza has been an active member since she joined...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 24-10-2013 09:52 AM
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  14. New Member

    I have finally plucked up the courage to join.Reading all the posts has been extremely informative. It has helped me cope with things already. My Mother is in the process of being diagnosed. We have been to the Memory Clinic and she has had a brain scan. We are awaiting the results. ...

    Started by Candlelight 67‎, 04-11-2013 10:55 AM
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  15. New to talking point

    Morning all, Im new to talking point so just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm a CPN in elderly team working with all dementia types, main reason for joining was to get a feel for the app and hopefully introduce those I work with to it as an extra support network

    Started by curtis217‎, 23-10-2013 08:02 AM
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  16. new member

    Hello I am a new member, my mum has dementis and is in a home and is very happy there. It has been a few hard years, but st leadt I know she is being well cared for.

    Started by bronwyn‎, 05-10-2013 08:41 PM
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  17. I want to post a question but this does not seem to be the right place to do it?

    When I go to the discussion page, I do not get a post new threat option? Thanks.

    Started by hudleigh73‎, 25-10-2013 06:16 PM
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  18. Problems with Search

    I have been trying to search for previous posts on a new medication Mum has been put on. In both basic and advanced search it takes for ever and the only result I seem to get is an error message saying Files too large to load. Is this a known temporary blip? Thanks PS - doing search on an...

    Started by CeliaW‎, 25-10-2013 09:51 AM
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  19. now computer confusion

    Hi i have been using this site a few times and its a life line. now i am having difficulty with my password and finding my way round the site, everything i try to do on here is really difficult for me. it has took me from yesterday morning to get back on because i forgot my password which i did...

    Started by avril‎, 24-10-2013 10:10 AM
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  20. Talking Point clock

    This Talking Point clock is an hour wrong. I did a double take. Have the clocks gone back? Have I misread the time? Am I confused! :confused: Regards and a big thank you:) for those who moderate Talking Point

    Started by copsham‎, 22-10-2013 09:04 AM
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  21. Have you seen duplicate words in posts?

    John (Beechmount) indicated in another thread that he sometimes sees a post where the last word of a line is sometimes duplicated (either on the same line or on the next). I'm trying to track down what the problem might be but it's difficult because I am not seeing the same problem. So I'm...

    Started by jenniferpa‎, 18-01-2013 10:55 PM
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  22. Index of all members

    I once accidentally managed to view an index of all members, if I remember correctly, but now have no idea how I got there. Could someone please point me in the right direction?

    Started by CollegeGirl‎, 08-10-2013 08:56 AM
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  23. Exclamation A few small changes to the forum - in response to your feedback

    Hi everyone This is just to let you know about a few small amendments we’ve made to Talking Point, in response to feedback from users following the updates this summer. The key changes we’ve made are: • We’ve added the Alzheimer’s Society factsheets list as a separate item in the...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 08-10-2013 04:36 PM
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  24. Moved: Back after long absence

    Started by Il Gufo‎, 07-10-2013 11:50 AM
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  25. Problems with mobile App? Anyone else

    Hi My mum has severe dementia and is in a nursing home. I thought I might like to access Talking Point from my mobile. My old mobile was very basic so I decided to get a contract. I got a HTC phone and tried to download the Talking Point App from Play Store. The App downloaded successfully but...

    Started by Fastwalker‎, 05-10-2013 10:50 PM
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