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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. I forgot about my talk at the Memory Cafe

    Got an email today to remind me I am giving a talk at the Northampton Memory Cafe tomorrow. Good job they sent me one I had forgotten completely! Ironically it's on memory books:eek::eek:

    Started by creativesarah‎, 01-04-2015 08:58 PM
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  2. March 21st Rock Against dementia

    OMG !! SUCH BREAKING NEWS !!! It was confirmed last night that the incredible Blues Brothers Collective will be playing for us at The Haywain pub in Chelston, Torquay for our WORLD ROCK`S AGAINST DEMENTIA night on march 21st 2015 as part of the Purple Angels dementia awareness campaign in...

    Started by Norrms‎, 09-02-2015 02:54 PM
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    29-03-2015, 04:55 PM
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  3. Tiredness

    Does anyone else have experience of terrible tiredness. I have never slept well and have always read or listened to music or audio books until the early hours and I still do this. But I find I can then sleep until 2 in the afternoon and then maybe go back to bed and sleep from about 4 until 8. I...

    Started by shelagh‎, 28-03-2015 08:51 PM
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    29-03-2015, 02:13 PM
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  4. Easter bonnet parade

    The Easter bonnet parade at our memory cafe today, HEY!! WAIT A MINUTE !! Who`s that on the end with the yellow chick in his head ??? LOL LOL A great day was had by all, they ate thier fill of home made Easter cakes with chicks in, and everybody went home with a full size Easter egg to have next...

    Started by Norrms‎, 28-03-2015 06:22 PM
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    29-03-2015, 09:54 AM
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  5. Dementia Friends Talk

    Next Friday the 20th March I am doing a dementia friends session in Northampton. I have flooded the area with posters and online links to the poster Feel a bit nervous but I hope lots of people will come

    Started by creativesarah‎, 11-03-2015 03:07 PM
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    21-03-2015, 06:33 PM
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  6. How i was diagnosed

    video how i was diagnosed how the purple Angel dementia camp was born plz R/T plz use for training https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=agyh7UzJFX8

    Started by Norrms‎, 14-03-2015 10:58 AM
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  7. Affects of dehydration

    I've noticed since being diagnosed, that I get very foggy if I haven't been drinking enough fluid. I make sure that I drink as much as I can during the day, usually some form of flavoured water - hate water from the tap :) Hopefully, this tip will be handy for everyone - dementia causes...

    Started by Millie51‎, 25-01-2015 11:05 PM
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    13-03-2015, 01:56 PM
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  8. Help, please: full Moon

    Yesterday and today I am at my wits end. Yes, it is the Full Moon. Yesterday the worst day that I've had since Nov 2013. I have had 2 lesser ones, and of course the "normal ones"! How can I use the word "normal"? I am not so demented that I believe any of you can help me but I would like to...

    Started by Jaffy‎, 05-03-2015 06:14 PM
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    05-03-2015, 07:16 PM
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  9. Smile My 'Don't Curse the Darkness - Light a Candle' Exhibition is now going on tour!

    ]My 'Don't Curse the Darkness - Light a Candle' Exhibition is now going on tour! here's the address The Parlour Cafe 93 Broomspring Lane Broomhall Sheffield S10 2FB Email:info@sheffieldjesuscentre.org.ukPhone: 0114 252 1155

    Started by creativesarah‎, 22-11-2014 02:11 PM
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    23-02-2015, 02:45 PM
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  10. 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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  11. How to make memory books for people with dementia - a talk

    Today I am giving a talk about how to make Memory Books at the Moulton Memory Cafe. I had today planned out I was going to prepare for it :eek::eek::eek::eek: thought it was tomorrow! fortunately a friend is coming over to see me today and she has said she will take me and then I can go to her...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 09-02-2015 11:23 AM
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  12. Result of youth ???

    Arguably, the classic “this is your brain on drugs” ’80s ad campaign was more camp than cure. Still, none of us can forget that sinister egg frying away in it’s black skillet, a simple but visually dramatic warning as well as a call to action. “Just say no. Don’t do drugs.” Sure, of course not....

    Started by trigger‎, 22-02-2015 01:33 PM
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  13. Purple Angel Campaign to be turned into a Film !!

    THE STORY of the PURPLE ANGEL to be MADE INTO A DOCUMENTARY !!! This is the news i have been itching to tell you about for months!! The story of how the Purple Angel Campaign began and what we have achieved since is to be made into a Documentary. We have a director from Prague flying in and...

    Started by Norrms‎, 19-02-2015 09:29 AM
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  14. re vascular dementia

    Hi I am s female age 72.. I have had vascular dementia for four years...I did live on my own in my own property....the changes in my life have been... (a)....I sold my property and helped my daughter & son-in-law by a larger house (they have two sons ..one at school and one at Uni.) But me...

    Started by Stejan‎, 17-02-2015 08:29 PM
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    18-02-2015, 01:55 PM
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  15. Melt down

    AFRAID I JUST WENT INTO TOTAL MELT DOWN LAST SUNDAY no one reason, just a build up of little things really! And final realisation of the enormity of the challenge I and My daughter face,she as my carer. It's now two yrs since first trip to Memory clinic, I was asked if I wanted to know the...

    Started by Jeanie 73‎, 13-02-2015 04:33 PM
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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