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. Talking Point is kindly funded by Santander.
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...
Just to let everyone know that we’re going to be updating Talking Point’s mobile app this coming Friday, 28 February.
There are several bugs in the current version, and the new version should be more stable as well as being easier to use. Serena and I have tested out the new version, which...
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...
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:
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...
Hello Everybody , Am :mad: & very :confused: this Evening ! , after "Logging In " etc correctly wanted to write & send a P M ...... so far so good ( joined T P 2010 :) & am ok with sending P M 's but not a real T P "Expert " when things start to go wrong ! :( )
It was quite a...
This is very strange.
The time on my pc was an hour 'slow' so I put it to the right time.
but what is confusing is that the time on the forum is still an hour slow.
Sorry, not explaining this v. well. for example I posted at 6.00 pm but on the post it showed the time of posting as 5.00...
Sorry but I'm confused by all this so much to say and ask losing the plot sorry try again on good day
I have worked out how to change my profile pictures. Just need how to put some pictures on to join the pic's thread. Thanks
Love Sonia xxxxx
Hi. My aunt was admitted to a residential home due to deteriotion of dementia. Since being there (5 weeks) she has got much worse. She is showing signs of psychotic behaviour and they cannot cope with her. Social services were funding her. The problem we have is no1 has power of attorney...
Each time I try to add an attachment to the end of a post it is inserted at the beginning!
The cursor is in the right place but the attachment isn't. Any ideas please?
Also, when I choose 'go to last post' I am taken to the beginning or middle but not the end:confused: Ideas about this?
Went to look for an early post of mine (one when Tina came to visit) but could not get back beyond June of last year. Does that mean that all earlier posts have been removed from the system? I got back to "page 20 of 20" and there didn't seem any way to access earlier ones.
Would be glad to...
Hello I feel I should introduce myself to the forum as I have replied to some threads,but mostly I have read with much interest how so many of you have greater problems than myself (at the moment)!! i am an only child but I have a lovely husband and son and daughter all living at home Mum lives...
Hello, each time I visit TP I have a 'you have one PM from ...' message. I have read and responded to this PM yet it is indicating I have one new message! Any ideas?
Me again. Having trouble with PMs. First notification that the pm I have read and replied to is shown as 'new'
second, trying to delete 2 PMs in usual way and at the end of procedure I get this message!
Invalid Private Message specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the...
Unfortunately the vbulletin software that we use for the forum does not allow you to search for short terms such as 'EPA'. As and alternate, you can use a search engine such as google to do this for you. The following steps force google to only search one particular site.
ok can anyone tell me how to use this facility properly????
looking for post about google
typed in google in the search forums bit
loads of posts, but not one with the word google in subject line
advance search not tried yet but from past experience it just seems to flummock the machine
hi, My husband has early alzhiemers and other health problems. Our house is prettty old and therefore high maintenace. Hubby and I struggle with small mjobs around the house. Anyway problem solved as we have found a wonderful service and thought it would be useful to others. The British legion...
Over the past couple of weeks I have been getting the 'no new posts' message. even when coming on TP first thing in the morning. There are loads of new posts when I eventually manage to get on and many from the previous day. Why is this, it never used to happen? The only way I can access them is to...
This is not strictly a TP problem although of course it is affecting the emails I receive of threads I am subscribed to. If anyone computer savvy can advise me I would be grateful.
Didn't get online till late last night and discovered most if my Inbox emails had disappeared. A great many there...
Someone has asked me to be their friend.
I know that on Facebook if I make someone my friend, it enables them to see things on my wall, which others can't see.
What does it do on here? Does it let people see anything different like my email address or is it just a way of saying you get on...
I do get confused when the time zone changes - when I'm logged in to TP the time is GMT - same time as my watch and computer setting but when I'm not logged in it's European time! I'm not imagining this am I?
Is anybody else having problems doing a quote on tp or is it my pc
I click on quote ,the page changes to the message I want to quote from but when I click the mouse to start deleting the bit I do not want or to make my reply nothing happens
Please can you tell me how to move this to just under the banner when I am in my inbox? It used to be here on the old board and gave a visual warning that you were running out of space so you could do some housekeeping.
I know I get sent an email to say my inbox is full which is brilliant but...
I have just lost my wife to Alzheimer's, and am confused with my pc's
I am constantly having to update my present pc, and to be honest it's getting to be a right pain.
I am thinking about buying an apple mac desk top - I already have an iPad, and very happy with it.
What I want to know is...
This message has been appearing all day. The pc then does something then says the tab has been found (something like that) It only happens on TP none of the other forums I use.
Is anyone else experiencing this?
Just recently, in the last couple of days, I have found that the columns on the right of the posts seem to be staggered (one in, one out) if you know what I mean - is this something new? - sort of like one is indented out and then next one in again - so difficult to explain! Normally they appear...
I think I'm being thick (I'll blame it on lack of sleep), but now I'm back in the UK looking after mum and dad I'd like to add my photo as my profile pic but can't work out how to do it. All advice gratefully accepted!!!
Twice this morning when I have tried to read a thread I have had a message "database malfunction"
it is also taking a long time to click into a post and it has taken me 3 times to try to post this as I am getting "server stopped responsing" and when it does respond it's slow
Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.
Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.
Order threads in...
Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.