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

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Monthly chat for people with dementia and carers - communication

    Hello everyone :) Our Monthly chat for people with dementia and carers will be open from 12.30pm - 2pm today. Please note: this is one hour later than planned, due to technical issues. Today's topic is Communication Our chat room area is a place where you can have conversations with...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 19-01-2015 12:25 PM
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  2. 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 Alzheimer’s 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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  3. 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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  4. 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. Question advice please

    Hi there i have just become a temporary carer for my 81 year old uncle as my mum has washed her hands of caring for him.My mum has got lot's of health problems and is 75 years old.Mum has always took money from him and some of my uncles DLA was given t her twice per month.My uncle moved into a flat...

    Started by hazel388‎, 17-01-2015 07:16 PM
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  2. Nintendo Wii for exercise?

    I have been thinking about how to get fitter especially in the winter months as I am nervous of walking in snow and ice as that was how I hit my head and brought on the stroke. (that and then the car breaking down and being stuck in the snow brought on an episode of TIA's ) Does anyone use a Wii...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 05-12-2014 02:44 PM
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    12-02-2015, 02:21 PM
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  3. The HORROR of lewy Bodys Night terrors

    The Horrors of Night terrors and lewy Body`s As i walked into the front room, i glanced at the clock on the wall, it was 5.15 am and it felt cold. Its usually always warm where we live because of the underfloor heating, but today it was so cold, or at least i thought it was, because i had just...

    Started by Norrms‎, 10-02-2015 10:10 AM
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  4. One fleeting moment

    ONE FLEETING MOMENT As I awake every morning, always grateful that I have, but it only takes a split second each day to realise this is not a bad dream, or something I have imagined, I HAVE DEMENTIA!! Straight away the pressure builds and seems to hide behind my eyes. It’s hard to explain the...

    Started by Norrms‎, 28-01-2015 04:15 PM
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    09-02-2015, 02:52 PM
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  5. something to look forward to

    My friends are taking me to Somerset in July for a few days I am already excited I have been given some new crop trousers which I hope to be slim enough to wear then! I have ordered a new hair clip too from ebay in funky colours!

    Started by creativesarah‎, 27-01-2015 07:33 PM
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    06-02-2015, 08:42 PM
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  6. On a positive note!

    Hi my friends A bit of news that you might be interested in is that a few weeks ago when I was on Facebook I was looking at a section I like called (Cake !!!!!!!) who had put an article on their Facebook page asking (Does Baking motivate you and is it therapeutic for you) so I wrote to them with...

    Started by Barry‎, 01-02-2015 10:41 PM
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    03-02-2015, 10:55 PM
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  7. Dementia medication

    I recently spent Christmas and the new year in hospital, with unstable angina, but they could give any DONEPRIZOLE, tablets for my dementia, as the my hospital does stock medication for dementia patients, they stated that I could survive a week without them, is this true, , I took my blister pack...

    Started by MIKYPLUM‎, 30-01-2015 03:54 PM
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    30-01-2015, 06:07 PM
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  8. Never give up - Never Surrender

    A year ago I was diagnosed with EOMD, I still find it hard to accept at times. I have been through the initial grief, but find if I think of things too deeply, I will be a blubbering mess. This is such a massive thing to digest - this huge monster that has taken over our lives. Every now and then I...

    Started by Millie51‎, 18-01-2015 03:05 AM
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    30-01-2015, 04:26 PM
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  9. Eye problems and dementia

    Does anyone know if dementia can cause problems with the eyes? Starting to experience blurred vision and sensitivity to light and double focus a lot.

    Started by StevenG‎, 21-01-2015 09:02 PM
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  10. Quite mildy ill and pretending nothing's wrong

    :confused:I'm sorry if this has been discussed before. I'm new but have been lurking for a while. My OH was diagnosed almost 2 years ago. he takes Aricept and it's keeping him pretty well. He mislays words, isn't very good at spatial things and otherwise you might never know. Since his diagnosis we...

    Started by Morganlefay‎, 20-01-2015 01:03 PM
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  11. Dementia- Leaving the front door open

    Dementia Leaving The Front Door Open Last night I left the front door of my mind open, and Lewy Body’s came walking straight in as if he owned the place. He is like a squatter who refuses to move out. Elaine says about an hour before I went to bed I had no understanding of what was going on or...

    Started by Norrms‎, 12-01-2015 01:17 PM
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  12. Another hurdle in my way ???

    Hiya all, i visited my Dr today at the memory Clinic near where we live for a review of my Dementia medication. Whilst there sh asked me how long i had a tremor in my right arm / hand. I said i hadn't, but when she took my hand it was clear for all to see. She then put a piece of paper over my hand...

    Started by Norrms‎, 16-01-2015 04:37 PM
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  13. Exhibition now in Northampton

    My Exhibition is going well I have sold 2 large panoramic framed prints at £75 each I hadn't expected it to be as popular as in the library but it is doing well, which is a great relief. This is one of my posters for it. I have been promoting it today hard and fast!

    Started by creativesarah‎, 07-01-2015 10:45 PM
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  14. Weird illness

    What a weird illness this is! I had good nights sleep last night yet today I feel really tired and don't want to do a thing... :( Wish I could point out why, so I could do something to make me feel better. But can't put my finger on it. So weird hopefully my wife who is so understanding doesn't...

    Started by skeletor‎, 13-01-2015 04:50 PM
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  15. Can stress worsen or hasten dementia?

    Monday, hubby and I were out in God's world to take a walk and yes, discuss stressful subjects. (Are there any other kind, any more?) He mentioned a problem back at home and said, "The window in the new room...." (the room is almost 3 1/2 years old). I began straining my brain to recall this...

    Started by Jaffy‎, 17-12-2014 09:47 PM
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  16. “A daily fight with emotions”

    “I first wrote this back in January 2006 a year after my diagnoses” “A daily fight with emotions” When you are first diagnose with any type of dementia nobody and by that I mean not even the doctor, specialist or neurologist tell you anything about the daily encounter your will be facing...

    Started by Barry‎, 04-11-2014 01:51 AM
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  17. memory cafe sucess

    Good morning all, late start but i hope fully understandable !!LOLL The best time was had yesterday at the new memory cafe and as you can see by some of the pictures posted my friends have posted we played some great games.. We played "Play your cards right " Where the first game all the...

    Started by Norrms‎, 11-01-2015 11:03 AM
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  18. TODAYS THE DAY xxxxxxxxxx

    WELL, TODAYS THE DAY !!! Today, the VERY FIRST PURPLE ANGEL CAFE opens. I had a conversation with a friend of mine who asked if Elaine and i have ever sat back and thought about how far we had come since the beginning? I answered an emphatic NO LOLL because its not something we do, and if we...

    Started by Norrms‎, 10-01-2015 08:21 AM
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  19. Have a smile

    Last year my Grand daughter Daisy was having 'carpet time' at school, when they were talking about grandparents. She said, My nanny Shelagh is the best story teller in the world, but she has a disease called Fizzy-Hammers so when she comes for a sleepover we don't go and wake her up we have to wait...

    Started by shelagh‎, 09-01-2015 04:03 PM
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  20. O How very trying

    That's me, for sure otherwise known as man lol.... I am TRYING to put a pic in signature box if its not worked this time What am I doing wrong??? :confused:

    Started by skeletor‎, 09-01-2015 04:43 PM
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  21. Back again.

    I seem to have long periods away from Talking Point usually because I have been busy getting on with life but then I have difficulty finding my way back. However here I am. Had a great Christmas with family marred by my first experience of what a severe urinary infection does to dementia patients -...

    Started by shelagh‎, 08-01-2015 04:45 PM
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  22. Can anybody help??

    Please ha anybody any idea what these are ?? Thank you for your last replies, yes they were Rape sed plants and now out and in the bin !!:):):)

    Started by Norrms‎, 03-06-2009 03:54 PM
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  23. Bad Day

    Today has been a bad day:mad::mad::mad: Didnt get up til 11am I had a mammogram made me think about my mum and lack of family Misquoted the price on a photo in my exhibition told the customer it was £20 I have no idea what price it should be. She said it was a bargain and THANK YOU! ...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 05-01-2015 06:20 PM
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  24. “Day out 1st January 2015”

    1st January 2015 You might recall that a few days ago I posted an article called “Harsh Words” wherein I wrote about hoe aggravated I got with the family trying to push me against my will to go out for the day on New Year’s Day as I kept saying that I would prefer to stay a home even if it meant...

    Started by Barry‎, 03-01-2015 12:17 AM
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  25. Dementia and gardening

    Hi I have Alzheimer's 3yrs now. My hobby was building customized motorbikes. But now cannot remember how an engine works so finding a new hobby to keep me busy make me think and Try and remember was hard to find... Tried guitar lessons, astronomy, and many others, but landed up with gardening. I...

    Started by skeletor‎, 04-01-2015 02:00 PM
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