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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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  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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    18-08-2014, 12:14 PM
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  5. 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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    16-08-2014, 10:02 AM
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  6. 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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    16-08-2014, 12:33 AM
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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. hosting chat session on Monday

    I feel very humbled to have been asked to host Mondays chat session Do feel free to ask me any questions can't promise to have all the answers but it would be good to see some of you there

    Started by creativesarah‎, 07-08-2014 11:53 PM
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    13-08-2014, 12:05 AM
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  14. “I’m exasperated in so many ways”

    Maybe I’m just having an Off day” as: “I’m exasperated in so many ways” I’m feed-up having to be dependent on other people to do things for me, like drive and take us out shopping... I’m disturbed by the constant horrific nightmares night after night, I’m maddened at the constant...

    Started by Barry‎, 10-08-2014 01:23 AM
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  15. 3 reasons to be thankful

    I felt it was time to resurrect an old topic Couldn't find the original thread so started a new one I have been feeling so down and depressed and grumpy for the last couple of weeks so I felt it was no good just "cursing the darkness - I need to start lighting candles" so here are my 3...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 01-04-2014 11:20 PM
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  16. Lightbulb Monthly chat for people with dementia with TP's CreativeSarah, Mon 11 August, 12-1pm

    Hi everyone, On Monday 11 August we'll be running our monthly chat session for people with dementia and carers. The title of Monday's session is 'Don't curse the darkness - light a candle' and our guest in the chat room will be Talking Point member creativesarah. Sarah will be sharing her...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 07-08-2014 03:34 PM
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    11-08-2014, 11:16 AM
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  17. Memory blanket

    Nearly finished only needs it's badges. Each square is a family member favourite colour and then I sew patches denoting their hobby/life etc.and my ancestors too by way of a badge eg train&tracks . Steel workers. I now have my family "around"me.? Sent from my GT-I8190N using Talking Point...

    Started by Pookie‎, 07-08-2014 04:32 PM
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    07-08-2014, 09:49 PM
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  18. Awareness in Children

    Hiya all, this is my latest interview for the wonderful Irene Mackays wornderful organisation The Forgetful Elephant Hope you like it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Irene Mackay's Fourth Elliegrams Newsletter August 2014 Raising Children's Awareness of Dementia with lewy bodies Aware

    Started by Norrms‎, 06-08-2014 09:00 AM
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  19. Memory loss

    It seems that I have lost yesterday. I have been told what I did but for the life of me,I can't remember. Sent from my GT-I8190N using Talking Point mobile app

    Started by Pookie‎, 04-08-2014 08:09 PM
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  20. Outings

    Recently I have been taken on a couple of outings or I have made my way to somewhere and enjoyed it despite being worried about getting lost. I wanted to share about these as they have been so encouraging and even if I cant remember exactly where I have been or when, I still retain the emotion...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 16-04-2014 09:04 PM
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  21. new doctor

    Sorry I have been off the radar for a bit I have been struggling with a few things Today I went for a medication review with a new Doctor as my lovely, understanding, compassionate and patient doctor has left as she felt frustrated that she wasn't allowed to be the doctor she wanted to be. ...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 28-07-2014 10:29 PM
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    01-08-2014, 09:36 PM
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  22. Great evening out

    Had a lovely evening out last night as Our Son-In-Law took us all out for dinner, it’s been an extremely long time since Sumi and I have been out like that in-fact since my diagnosis which is now over (Nine and half years ago) as normally by 6pm I am lost to the world and have little understanding...

    Started by Barry‎, 31-07-2014 01:23 AM
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    31-07-2014, 08:13 PM
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  23. Hospitals


    Started by Tony‎, 30-07-2014 10:11 AM
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  24. dla

    hi everyone not been on for awhile just need some advice I have received a form from disability living allowance I have managed to do my personal details then my head just goes is there anywhere I can go to get help thanks in advance Sent from my GT-S5830i using Talking Point mobile app

    Started by lottie1955‎, 30-07-2014 08:30 PM
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    30-07-2014, 10:28 PM
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  25. Is the society becoming a closed shop ??

    Well, the day has come when the Alzheimer's society will shortly announce their 64 Dementia friendly communities up and down the uk and as they only aimed for 20 in the beginning they have to be applauded and i will say on record so much good luck to all those who made this possible WITHIN those...

    Started by Norrms‎, 28-07-2014 04:04 PM
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    29-07-2014, 11:02 PM
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