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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 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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    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. Being Self Aware!

    The Days, Weeks, Months, Years, are somewhat terrifyingly flying by and its now well over nine a half years since I heard those terrible words (Sorry Mr Barry but you have Mixed dementia with Alzheimer’s) and one of the things that I’m finding extremely hard to deal with at the moment is the “Self...

    Started by Barry‎, 17-08-2014 06:16 AM
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    30-08-2014, 12:28 AM
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  2. ‘Dante’s Fiendish Inferno’

    Not so sure that I’ve had a good start to my morning, as when Sumi and I were going for our early morning walk at 5am I was trying to talk to her about some e-mails that I’d received but every time I tried to speak I had to stop walking as I could not coordinate my speech and walk at the same time...

    Started by Barry‎, 21-08-2014 01:38 AM
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    30-08-2014, 12:03 AM
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  3. Why I support driving

    how can this be U.K justice when a person has to fight to keep their driving licence because they have a dementia diagnoses but hasn't broken the law and these people can without punishment , sorry about the xx ** not allowed to name him Mr xxxxx a celebrity has escaped a driving ban for...

    Started by Tony‎, 29-08-2014 12:42 PM
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    29-08-2014, 02:16 PM
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  4. I have dementia and I'm aware of this are you ??

    Tax discs are set to be abolished in less than six weeks’ time, but half of all UK drivers are completely oblivious to the changes, according to a new study. From October 1 the traditional tax disc will vanish, after 93 years on our windscreens. Car owners still need to have paid vehicle tax...

    Started by Tony‎, 26-08-2014 12:36 PM
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    27-08-2014, 12:00 AM
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  5. Not A poem, but a Statement

    "YOU SEE ME" , "AND YET, YOU DON'T KNOW ME? You see me , and yet you dont know me? You hear me, and yet you ignore me? You talk about me, and yet, don`t talk too me? You laugh at me, yet i am not Funny?

    Started by Norrms‎, 25-08-2014 04:27 PM
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    25-08-2014, 11:47 PM
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  6. The Man With The Child In His Eyes

    The Man With The Child In His eyes As my illness progress and it does unfortunately, I spend more time these trying to remember the past. This is such an awful illness as sometimes I sit and cry as I try to remember my children being born, the wonderful things Elaine and I have been through,...

    Started by Norrms‎, 25-08-2014 11:23 AM
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    25-08-2014, 11:41 AM
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  7. Thanks for being here!

    I love knowing that I have a community of like-minded that understands me, maybe more than I understand myself! We have 4 children (adults, now). The oldest son and youngest daughter, contact us most when all is well in their world. The second son and oldest daughter contact us most when their...

    Started by Jaffy‎, 24-08-2014 02:40 PM
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    25-08-2014, 11:31 AM
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  8. Scratching and drawing blood in the night

    Hi when I was first diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's I was having terrible dreams and nightmares, then I was put on medication and they stopped. Now they have started again, but I am also scratching my face in the night, I woke up last night with my finger nail in my chin and blood over my...

    Started by avril‎, 23-08-2014 10:00 AM
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    23-08-2014, 10:09 AM
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  9. Sad times,sad pepole

    Even though we try very hard to do our best to raise awareness, there are still those who want to spoil it, no idea why, but they do. I now have my own spot on BBC Radio Devon every Monday called dementia diaries where i draw from my experiences and explain what its like to live with this awful...

    Started by Norrms‎, 22-08-2014 10:41 AM
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    22-08-2014, 04:40 PM
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  10. Second Purple Angel dementia drop in centre opens

    SECOND DEMENTIA DROP IN CENTRE OPENS !! I have to say yesterday’s opening of the SECOND Purple Angel Dementia drop in Centre was nothing short of Momentous!! The people who attended the opening were some of the most genuine, hardworking people in the field of dementia I have ever met. We had co...

    Started by Norrms‎, 22-08-2014 09:58 AM
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    22-08-2014, 09:58 AM
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  11. 10,000 members and still growing !!

    OMG !! We have just reached 10,000 members on this PAGE!!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/250325295027020/ LOST FOR WORDS and so emotional, what a day, thank YOU all so much , will post later , Norrms (Founder of Dementia awareness page ) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Started by Norrms‎, 21-08-2014 10:13 AM
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    21-08-2014, 04:34 PM
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  12. A Two minute Interview About dementia

    My Interview last year at the Alzheimer's Disease International Round table event, only two minutes long, please share http://youtu.be/3SPOC68B6KM

    Started by Norrms‎, 20-08-2014 10:16 AM
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    21-08-2014, 09:27 AM
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  13. Sunshine and the Rain xx

    SUNSHINE and the RAIN (please share) As we stood in the foyer of the garden centre, the heavens opened!! The rain came down in straight lines, washing everything along the road, bits of twigs, thrown away sweet wrappers from children, hungry after being taken around the centre...

    Started by Norrms‎, 14-08-2014 04:24 PM
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    19-08-2014, 05:18 PM
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  14. Respite

    Peter went to D for a long weekend. And its the first time he's smiled in a relaxed way. For must be 3years. It's strange how we don't see what Alzheimer's does to our beloved carers.I hope he goes again ,I have more carers in family and friends, so I'm not alone.:thumbup: Sent from my...

    Started by Pookie‎, 17-08-2014 10:03 AM
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    19-08-2014, 02:24 PM
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  15. My Demons of the night

    Sumi has just been telling me that last night was another very bad night as apparently I had only just dropped off to sleep when she said that my body, arms and legs where thrashing about on the bed and then I started shouting out loud although Sumi could not make out what I was saying, she woke me...

    Started by Barry‎, 13-07-2014 02:21 AM
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    19-08-2014, 01:21 AM
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  16. How does dementia feel?

    Dear All, This will sound like a strange question, but I address it to those of you who have dementia and know it, as you are in the best position to answer it. Mum has Alzheimers. We haven't told her as she really wouldn't want to be a burden to us and it was considered a suicide risk. As...

    Started by Big Effort‎, 31-07-2012 02:34 PM
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  17. Therapeutic Creativity

    I thought it would be good to start a thread on how creativity is good therapy after we discussed this topic in the chat room today! I enjoy doing lots of different crafts and thought people might get some ideas of creative activities they can do and also a place to show each other what we are...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 11-08-2014 01:18 PM
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  18. Nearly 10,000 memeber`s and Counting !!

    I dont know if anybody has noticed but the amount of members who have asked, and joined the Facebook Dementia aware page is now up to 9,650 !!!! I am still stunned that we have reached such dizzy heights in such a short time, but long may it continue as its a wonderful source of support,...

    Started by Norrms‎, 16-08-2014 10:02 AM
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  19. Taking time out!!

    Hi folks Just to let you know that I have decided that I need to take some time out from TP as at the moment the illness, depression and life in general is getting the better of me:confused::confused:

    Started by Barry‎, 13-08-2014 08:12 PM
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  20. Night Of The demon

    NIGHT OF THE DEMON As I stood there, fists clenched, teeth gnarled and screaming like a banshee, somewhere in the distance I could hear Elaine’s voice. I could barely make out what she was saying. It eventually became a little clearer that she was saying “Your Safe Norrm’s” Your safe...

    Started by Norrms‎, 12-07-2014 04:11 PM
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    15-08-2014, 04:39 PM
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  21. Brighton Sept 18th 2014

    BRIGHTON 18th Sept 2014 !!! A one day conference for people working in Dementia care in Kent, Surrey and Sussex Good morning, i am so honored to say i have been asked, and i have accepted, to hold a workshop at this prestigious event in coalition with the "DEEP " project ( Dementia Empowerment...

    Started by Norrms‎, 15-08-2014 09:38 AM
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  22. Meet the UK’s oldest drivers

    Meet the UK’s oldest drivers There are more than 200 drivers over the age of 100 on Britain’s roads, but are they experienced or just plain exasperating? A one-off documentary investigates • 100 Year Old Drivers airs on ITV at 8pm on Wednesday August 13. • We’re getting older as a society,...

    Started by trigger‎, 13-08-2014 04:53 PM
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    14-08-2014, 12:28 PM
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  23. Over a cuppa

    My lovely friends and neighbours (same difference) were enjoying a cuppa and a natter,when the price of tea was brought up.So we decided to "pay"£1 each with the proceed s going to Alzheimer's Society fund. Each day we meet up .we pay .There's already £3 in the jar.Not a lot of cash yet but then...

    Started by Pookie‎, 06-08-2014 08:20 PM
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    13-08-2014, 06:57 PM
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  24. PA dementia drop in Centers

    DO PURPLE ANGEL DEMENTIA DROP IN CENTERS WORK ??? Please read this from one of our volunteers in the very first Day Lewis Chemists Purple Angel Dementia drop in centre in Paignton, and please remember we arte opening our second one in just 8 DAYS Time in Exeter !!!! When i was first...

    Started by Norrms‎, 13-08-2014 10:17 AM
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  25. Purple Angel Trademark secured

    This is a HUGE DAY for all connected with the Purple Angel. She will be now flying FOREVER , safe and secure in the Knowledge that the Trademark is now ours and all legal as you can see by the pics!! This has been a long time coming but has now secured the future of the Purple Angel for all who...

    Started by Norrms‎, 11-08-2014 11:44 AM
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    13-08-2014, 08:09 AM
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