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This forum is for people who have been diagnosed with dementia.
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...
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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...
At last I have updated my website and please feel free to download my memory book information document
I would like to thank every one for there support how do I become friends with everyone is it like the way thay do it on Facebook I would love to make friends with every one I have a lady from the memory team she is helping me. She rang me up yesterday and seid to me you are not thinking of doing...
One of the most asked questions I get asked these days are “How can you seem so well after seven years of being diagnosed with dementia?
My answer is usually “I am not sure” but I also explain it like this.
When I was first diagnosed, as many who have known me that long will tell...
Today I went to my first weight watchers evening (other groups are available)
I felt mega depressed all day and just wanted to cry and eat chocolate
I felt very alone at the group all I wanted to do was cry.
I guess it just pulls at something deep within to do with low self esteem as my dad and...
This week I have had some encouraging chats to people and totally unexpected
On friday I met a lady who owned a shop which was having a refit and was actually closed but being nosey I poked my head in and we got chatting She is a dementia Champion and a reminicense specialist she has taken my...
PLEASE SHARE !!
Just had updates on how many busniess`s are now dementia aware in Torbay, will soon be over 1,000 as predicted earlier this year, please CLICK ON LINK and share
Today I am giving a talk on how to make memory books for people with dementia my friend Justin who has early onset Alz is going with me. (he can still drive!)
I am giving the talk at our local memory cafe:)
I am now getting together the final selection for my exhibition which is to highlight the work of Talking Point and the Alzheimers Society and also to support and raise the profile of our churches step up project, which helps the disadvantaged
Last year it raised £450 which was divided between...
B]Monday 6 October, Dementia support chat 2 - 3pm:U] Remaining independent – sharing tips on supporting a person with dementia who lives alone
is the Chat Room not open or have I got some sort of problem :confused::confused:
Since my heart attack and of course my fronto-temporal-dementia ( which travel insurance companies never heard of ) No one will give me Travel Insurance :confused:
Travel insurance warning to over-50s
Thousands with pre-existing medical conditions risking huge bills by travelling with...
TODAY is what we have been working on in the background for nearly two years now.
""Today WE LAUNCHED THE Building Bridges, Campaign, and not only in Torbay General Hospital , but across ALL ELEVEN Community Hospitals In South Devon as well """.
"" Today we brought Nurses and Carers...
I have mentioned about this in some of my other articles about how sudden noises or motion can affect us making us suddenly Jump out of our skin, so I now want to elaborate on this topic which some non sufferers seem to find extremely amusing when they see it happen to us…
I realize this is...
I am back again. Been locked out of talking Point:mad:
It's the old thing.You never miss anything until it.s gone.
Still Never mind:confused:
I,ve got a new computer,Windows8 and so me and the lurgy have to learn something new &technical.
change my name from Pookie to Jaenchizzie :rolleyes:
ME AND MY GRAN
Dolly was her name, my gran that is. Actually it wasn't really "Dolly" it was Mary, Mary Mc Manus, but standing at a mere 4 feet 5 inches you can guess where she got the name from. She was called that from being very young and it stuck all the way through her wonderful life. So...
I have only been settled on EBIXA for a short while as had bad side effects initially, I was so much better when I eventually settled on it, I had a bad fall three weeks ago and now seem to have gone back a long way. No bones were broken didn't bang my head just badly bruised!
I am so tired that...
Hiya, i have dementia, i am posting in I Have dementia Page and i need your help please
COME ON GUYS!! Please click on this link and then click on INVITE FRIENDS and take just a little time each day to invite ALL your friends to sign this wonderful Petition by Jan Inman I have been doing this...
My house mate freind is in hospital i have been told vascular dementia and will check with doctors as not sure being told diff things all the time ? We are both on the tenancy agreement and i could loose my home if he dont come home i want him home as i will care for him for sure but a carers...
As we sadly say goodbye to summer and stroll into autumn the changing of the seasons is both happy and sad for me. Happy, because I have seen another summer, lived through it, survived it and got a bit of a tan. Sad, because we have lost good friends who have lost their battle...
hi im new to posting has anyone any experience of someone with alzheimers drinking too much, and what I can do about it/ its getting realy bad and don't know what to do!!
can anyone help please , my mother has been diagnosed with mixed dimensia . I try and do everything and anything for her I pit her first before my own family . it is wearing me out and I am becoming depressed over it and starting to feel guilty as mom has allways had health issues and pain . ...
Hi everyone, not sure if I should put this on here, but give it a go. I am trying to set up a social group for people with early onset dementia in my area of Carmarthenshire, if anyone is interested could you please let me know.
I recently was told by my new GP that I needed to come off HRT straight away I asked if I could be weaned off it but he said no just come off it.
The last few days have been very fraught I couldn't remember the word for a spoon and had to ask a visitor what it was and what sort of spoon was it...
I am still struggling but I did get a bit of encouragement this week
one of my photos has been shortlisted for a competition if you would like to vote on it please follow link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/20millionsteps … … #20millionsteps
I would love to win a gopro camera! Then I could...
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