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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 01:25 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 03:18 PM
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  1. 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 11:45 PM
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    18-01-2015, 01:47 AM
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  2. 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 05:50 PM
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    13-01-2015, 09:24 PM
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  3. 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 10:47 PM
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    12-01-2015, 12:48 AM
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  4. “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 02:51 AM
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    12-01-2015, 12:18 AM
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  5. 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 12:03 PM
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    11-01-2015, 12:30 PM
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  6. 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 09:21 AM
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    11-01-2015, 12:00 PM
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  7. 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 05:03 PM
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    10-01-2015, 10:11 PM
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  8. 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 05:43 PM
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  9. 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 05:45 PM
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  10. 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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  11. 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 07:20 PM
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  12. “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 01:17 AM
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    05-01-2015, 11:41 PM
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  13. 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 03:00 PM
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    05-01-2015, 11:21 PM
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  14. The FEAR of the FUTURE

    The Fear of the Future ........... FACT !! From the moment you are diagnosed with dementia, your world changes, your life is never the same and a single, unique kind of fear enters your life, never to leave, that is the " Fear Of The Future " and all it entails. This is something that...

    Started by Norrms‎, 04-01-2015 05:40 PM
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  15. “Harsh words 30 Dec 2014”

    I had an extremely emotional and verbally vocal moment last night and got very irritable with the family and even at one point got so annoyed that I refused to eat any dinner, so Sumi had to give mw a calming pill which quickly calmed me down and I ate my meal and then almost immediate went to...

    Started by Barry‎, 31-12-2014 02:41 AM
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    03-01-2015, 01:08 AM
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  16. Happy New Year

    Wish all on Talking Point A Very Happy New Year from Barry and Sumi in Indonesia

    Started by Barry‎, 02-01-2015 12:19 AM
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  17. Just A Thought

    JUST A THOUGHT In my quieter moments I sit there, in my own little world and think about all around me. More importantly I try to remember things past, people’s faces; testing myself how far back I can remember. Sometimes Elaine will say “What are you smiling at? As unknowingly a huge smile...

    Started by Norrms‎, 25-10-2014 10:13 AM
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    30-12-2014, 09:09 PM
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  18. Dementia`s dreams

    Dementia`s dreams I dream every night, sometimes all night, sometimes just as i go to sleep and just before i wake up. No rhyme or reason, just the way it is. Sometimes they are just dreams, but unfortunately, most of the times they are night terrors, but the one thing that connects them all...

    Started by Norrms‎, 30-12-2014 05:18 PM
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  19. BOXING DAY BLUES ?? Not really

    As we sat in our daughters house on Boxing day, surrounded by 14 grandchildren and as many adults i gazed around the room at most of my family who were gathered here. Elaine was in the kitchen with our Youngest daughter, hurriedly making sandwiches for hungry young mouths to feed whilst the rest of...

    Started by Norrms‎, 27-12-2014 12:02 PM
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    29-12-2014, 11:27 AM
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  20. Accepting but not giving in!

    Just an update re my Alzheimer's. The dreaded "Fog" seems to be caused or made worse by stress or worry.,but not possible to avoid altogether for anyone! I decided that maybe I could "Manage" the Alzheimer's to some extent, (yes I can hear the hollow laughs) but I will continue to try and who...

    Started by Jeanie 73‎, 21-12-2014 07:46 PM
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    26-12-2014, 11:39 PM
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  21. When we were young

    """ When we were young, we were our parents responsibility"""" """""" Now, they are ours """" Cc Norrms Mc Namara Merry Christmas to all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Started by Norrms‎, 22-12-2014 11:15 AM
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  22. At This Time Of year

    AT THIS TIME OF YEAR As Christmas approaches i would ask you all to remember this years Christmas message from the Purple Angel dementia awareness campaign " PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE WHO CAN`T" Living with this disease all year is, to say the least, an uphill struggle. But at this time of...

    Started by Norrms‎, 12-12-2014 06:33 PM
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    22-12-2014, 11:08 AM
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  23. New memory cafe

    Hiya all, just back from putting out posters asking for volunteers for new Purple Angel memory cafe opening next year Jan 10th. Have had some wonderful feedback from so many people, including health professionals saying they are so glad to hear it will be on a saturday when all else is closed . ...

    Started by Norrms‎, 01-12-2014 03:41 PM
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  24. just diagnosed at 53

    Im just 53 and was diagnosed vascular dementia just 1 week ago, after 14 months of tests. The thing is I don't believe the doctors at the hospital that I have and also keep wondering if I heard them right! My partner was with me and he said that is what they said. They offered me a nurse for a...

    Started by seagull50‎, 18-12-2014 04:02 PM
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    21-12-2014, 04:05 PM
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  25. Moved: quite ironic I keep forgetting how to use this site oops!

    oh dear I keep forgetting how to post threads, it takes me ages to work it out each time, please tell me im not alone? You have to laugh at yourself sometimes I guess as it is quite ironic, still I feel stupid! I am newly diagnosed at 53, just 53. vascular dementia. I have a mentally and...

    Started by seagull50‎, 21-12-2014 11:37 AM
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