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This forum is for people who have been diagnosed with dementia.

  1. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: The dementia guide: A resource for people dealing with a recent dementia diagnosis

    The dementia guide is an Alzheimer's Society publication for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia. This could be any type of dementia, such as Alzheimerís disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia. The guide will also be useful to close friends and family of someone with...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 03-04-2014 03:06 PM
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  2. Question Sticky Thread Sticky: Could you be part of the Talking Point team?

    Talking Point is growing, and we are on the lookout for new volunteers to help support the forum. Volunteers are key to the successful operation of Talking Point: we could not run the service without our dedicated teams of Hosts and Moderators. If you think you might like to be part of the...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 01-08-2013 04:10 PM
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  3. Smile Sticky Thread Sticky: Welcome new members

    If you have just joined Talking Point, a very warm welcome to you. You are reading our I have dementia forum. If you have a dementia diagnosis, you may find the following information useful: Booklets for people living with dementia Word puzzles and computer screen calendars (many thanks...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 05-01-2012 02:18 PM
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  1. Lasting Power of Attorney

    Does anyone know where I can complete the application form online, please? Failing that, is there a phone number that I can call to complete over the phone? Thanks.

    Started by LynsCarer‎, 19-03-2014 09:37 PM
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  2. ďFrom a good day to a bad NightĒ

    Why do things have to turn sour as yesterday I was giving a great day but then last night Sumi said that it was about 11-30pm and despite the violent rainstorm plus the thunder and lightning I was sound asleep but she knew what was going to happen, as apparently just before I have nightmares my...

    Started by Barry‎, 17-03-2014 12:32 AM
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    17-03-2014, 10:46 PM
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  3. A song about Dementia written by someone with dementia

    A song about Dementia written by someone with Dementia, All proceeds to go to Young Dementia UK, please download and please SHARE wit THE WORLD!!!!! It cost just a mere 79p !! Not even the cost of a cup of teas, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Link for downloading song...

    Started by Norrms‎, 17-03-2014 10:26 AM
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  4. ďIím annoyedĒ

    Iím disturbed by the constant horrific nightmares night after night, Iím maddened at the constant unyielding bewilderments day after day, Iím frustrated at the complete unawareness of my illness around me, Iím annoyed at people staring at me when we go out shopping, Iím infuriated at...

    Started by Barry‎, 25-02-2014 12:29 AM
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  5. Another great day xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Hiya all, on saturday morning,, six volunteers and myself hit the streets of the seaside town of Brixham and in under two and a half hours signed up 152, yes, thats ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO !!! More Business`s up that not only become dementia aware, accepted the poster and will make sure ALL...

    Started by Norrms‎, 10-03-2014 09:12 AM
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    12-03-2014, 01:26 PM
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  6. A song from the heart

    It is with huge gratitude to all my friends in Wales that i can announce that a Poem i wrote to my own "Angel" Elaine, about the purple Angel has now been turned into a song and will be released very soon, please see details below. I have heard this and i promise you will need tissues at the ready....

    Started by Norrms‎, 12-03-2014 10:05 AM
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  7. Has anyone started their own Life Story/This is me book?

    The mental health nurse suggested I start a 'This is me' information booklet to record my dietary intolerance's and other relevant information. However, having initially started to write things down I am now up to 70,000 words and realise I am writing an account of my life and my daily life...

    Started by mshsg‎, 10-03-2014 05:01 PM
    i have dementia, life story books, this is me booklets
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    10-03-2014, 10:58 PM
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  8. Smile Newbie here - convinced I have dementia!

    Hi - after introducing my self yesterday on the Welcome thread - have been encouraged ( thank you) to start my own thread - so here goes! I'm interested in linking up with anyone out there who is in the very early stages ( diagnosed or not) of dementia. Despite a brain scan and blood test last...

    Started by eller55‎, 18-02-2014 08:46 PM
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    06-03-2014, 11:36 PM
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  9. Daughter helping

    Our daughter has volunteered for Alzheimer's Society Scotland. Now she's waiting to hear from them.She said "she wants to be helping others as folks here (Lancashire)are helping her mum.:) Peter&Jean Pookie

    Started by Pookie‎, 05-02-2014 12:32 PM
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    06-03-2014, 04:55 PM
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  10. Updates

    I find this new update quite hard to get around, but I shall persivere Just found and lost the smileys. Before AD it would have been a doddle.:confused::what::beer: got it I think;) Sent from my GT-I8190N using Talking Point mobile app

    Started by Pookie‎, 03-03-2014 12:01 PM
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    06-03-2014, 10:56 AM
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  11. My Dementia and a reality check

    Its been over six years ago since i was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Type dementia, only to be told three years later they had got it wrong, which to some, would be great news, but they followed that with telling me i had Lewy Body`s Type dementia, yet another crushing blow! As the years have gone by...

    Started by Norrms‎, 03-03-2014 10:39 AM
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    03-03-2014, 02:29 PM
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  12. Should I be worried?

    My hubby is 68. I have noticed changes in him over the past 3 years. His speech is one. He can't speak a sentence without several "ers" in it, like "Here is the.........er.........newspaper than came.............er...............this morning. There is a...

    Started by Margaret W‎, 28-02-2014 01:35 AM
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    03-03-2014, 11:47 AM
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  13. Well Done Barry

    Hi Barry well done with your recipe book I look at you're cakes and breads on face-book and they look delicious you're also a great ambassador for people with dementia mate, I’m hoping the T.P moderators realize I’m not promoting you're book but promoting you're achievements living with dementia...

    Started by Tony‎, 15-02-2014 10:03 AM
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  14. Brave or stupid?

    This week I enrolled into a daycare place,so Peter could have a full days rest. Not the few hours here and there. It's to early in my illness for this but Peter needs the rest.In time I may need it although it wasn't a party it wasn't so onerous either.Good food as well,it could have been scary...

    Started by Pookie‎, 23-02-2014 06:03 PM
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    24-02-2014, 09:53 AM
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  15. Dementia The horrors of this disease

    Dementia The Horror of this Disease As I sit here with heavy heart and even heavier eyes I wonder if, or when, this nightmare will ever end? The last few nights have been horrendous as hour after hour I am shouting, screaming and having the sort of night terrors you would only see if you are...

    Started by Norrms‎, 11-02-2014 10:34 AM
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  16. Friends

    I've received a thingy about a friend.and I would like that but to accept is proofing a bit hard for me yo do just now.and I dont know how to.Too tired I suppose Peter&Jean Pookie

    Started by Pookie‎, 11-02-2014 08:01 PM
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    12-02-2014, 05:41 PM
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  17. Wherever you go, there you are....

    Wonderful husband, Quinn and I just got back from a three-day trip to Orlando. It was so wonderful and I had no memory episodes while away. We don't get away as often as we used to and this trip We spent some quality time together and had so much fun. Wonderful husband shared that he gets nervous...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 11-02-2014 08:19 PM
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    12-02-2014, 05:14 PM
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  18. Staying In the moment with dementia

    When you have dementia it is very hard to stay in the moment. I know that I don't want tomorrow's problems, but Sometimes I worry about what's going to happen to me. Sometimes I worry that something will happen to wonderful husband, then I think what will happen to me? I am only 56 with a long...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 09-02-2014 03:54 AM
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  19. Some news

    I am so grateful for my laptop that the local rotary club gave me. I have decided to tell you that I am writing a book on how to make memory books for people with dementia:) Today I am awaiting a call from a writer from Saga Magazine about making memory books Lloyds bank is supporting the Alz...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 07-02-2014 11:33 AM
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  20. Feeling accomplished today

    The one morning I don't have to get up and go to the gym, the house phone rang and woke me up. It was 930, but I felt like I could've slept another hour. Oh well, I got to see wonderful husband before he went to work :). did my morning routine: sat in my chair, drank my coffee, checked my email,...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 06-02-2014 12:06 AM
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    07-02-2014, 06:13 PM
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  21. Worse or better?

    Yesterday was my 3rd visit to doctor. I am more impressed with him, I think he has a heart that wants to help and the inability to do so. (of course!) My tests all came back mostly very good, some obviously show my age (68). I am healthy. I am not suicidal in the slightest but this decline...

    Started by Jaffy‎, 05-02-2014 10:13 AM
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  22. Luncheon club

    Just had a big luncheon at my club. Good food and company,what more does a person need. And Peter gets a break from caring.He doesn't want to accompany me yet.missing out. Wensday been to my craft club today. We have become good friends and supportive of each other. There's not one of us that is...

    Started by Pookie‎, 03-12-2013 02:14 PM
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    05-02-2014, 10:59 AM
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  23. Accountable but not responsible....

    First I have to say that what I share here is my experience strengthened hope. I don't say anything to hurt anyone else but I am here to try to help myself. If I help others along the way that is a fabulous thing. Having dementia diagnosed at 54 years old, has not been a death sentence for me. ...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 02-02-2014 04:48 PM
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    03-02-2014, 07:25 PM
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  24. Teatime

    When off colour there's nothing like a home made stew Peter and I both have throat and chest infection s. Sent from my GT-I8190N using Talking Point mobile app

    Started by Pookie‎, 19-12-2013 06:07 PM
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    01-02-2014, 06:50 PM
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  25. Short circuited days

    I am 56 and was diagnosed with cognitive dementia three years ago this April. Most days I am positive and hopeful and full of faith. My doctor tells me that sometimes when there's too much going on I just short-circuit. That's what he calls it. Like an electrical panel that is on overload. I...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 27-01-2014 05:13 PM
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    01-02-2014, 06:46 PM
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