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