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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. alcohol and altzimers

    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!! :confused:

    Started by spree‎, 25-09-2014 08:35 PM
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  2. my mother has mixed dimensia im depressed and need help

    hi 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 . ...

    Started by sandysan‎, 07-09-2014 12:23 PM
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    16-09-2014, 07:01 PM
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  3. setting up social group

    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.

    Started by avril‎, 15-09-2014 10:47 AM
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  4. struggling could it be stopping HRT is making me worse

    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...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 18-08-2014 09:52 PM
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  5. a bit of encouragement amongst all the angst!

    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...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 11-09-2014 11:51 PM
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  6. Great Booklet !!

    Hiya, this week, Nursing home from sussex became one of the FIRST nursing homes in Sussex to complete the and implement the booklet Dementia Guide in care homes. What you didn't know was whilst the booklet was being implemented they received an UNANNOUNCED visit from CQC who were that impressed...

    Started by Norrms‎, 15-09-2014 09:34 AM
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  7. South West Care awards

    OMG !! TODAY JUST GETS BETTER !!!!! JUST GOT THIS !!! CONGRATULATIONS! Norman The Care Innovator Award

    Started by Norrms‎, 12-09-2014 02:44 PM
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    14-09-2014, 07:34 PM
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  8. Purple Angel memory cafe to open

    FANTASTIC BREAKING NEWS !!!! WE HAVE THE FUNDING FOR A YEAR For the WORLDS FIRST Purple Angel memory Cafe !!!! Please see below an e mail from friends of ours in Wales. They have donated part of their recent fundraising to the TDAA/Purple angel so we now have funding for ONE years rental of...

    Started by Norrms‎, 12-09-2014 02:20 PM
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    13-09-2014, 08:54 AM
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  9. Re: Tony

    Hi folks I’ve had an E-mail from Tony sent last Sunday who asked me to let you all know that he’s in hospital his message read: (Hi Barry had heart attack Saturday morning (still in hospital Coronary unit so can't get to computer) I’m sure that you will all join me in wishing Tony a...

    Started by Barry‎, 11-09-2014 12:35 AM
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  10. “Raising Awareness”

    When we went for our walk this morning our New Indonesian Alzheimer’s and Dementia T-shirts raised and good few heads and many comments about what is this about! And especially from the school children on their way to school who wanted to know all about it so Sumi had a lot of explaining to do...

    Started by Barry‎, 11-09-2014 02:19 AM
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    11-09-2014, 06:42 AM
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  11. New Here

    I am looking to communicate with people diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment. I was tested and given this diagnosis. I also have depression and anxiety which may be contributing but my symptoms are clearly affecting my abilities. I know MCI doesn't always evolve to Alzheimers but often does....

    Started by iva‎, 10-09-2014 08:53 PM
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    10-09-2014, 11:58 PM
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  12. spam

    i think we have beeen infiltrated with a spam message in I have dementia threads just thought i ought to let a moderator know

    Started by creativesarah‎, 08-09-2014 10:48 PM
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  13. Dementia`s Mask, do i wear it ? or It me ?

    Dementia`s mask This is the first time i have used this term as its a difficult one to describe. Do i wear dementia`s mask? or does it wear me? I will try to explain............................. To me dementia is like the "Silent Assassin" it crept up on me without me knowing and placed...

    Started by Norrms‎, 06-09-2014 05:34 PM
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    07-09-2014, 08:37 AM
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  14. Perseverance is but a part of life

    I have mixed Dementia with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, now for almost 10 years “BUT” I still like to practice my past profession with this Birthday cake that I have just made for my stepdaughters Birthday on Wednesday 3 September. It’s a Rich Chocolate Sponge layered with Chocolate...

    Started by Barry‎, 02-09-2014 06:55 AM
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  15. House expansion

    As of 31 August 2014 Well I was already feeling wound up this morning and had previously said I was like a bear with a sour head and then my Stepdaughter and Son-in-law decided to make matters worse for me by telling me that they intend to start the preparation work to build a second floor on...

    Started by Barry‎, 01-09-2014 12:09 AM
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  16. Hello to All

    Just found this Forum after a Facebook post and having recently (July) been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at 63 after around a year of tests etc I thought that it would help and from first impressions that looks the case. So far I cannot fault the help from the GP, social workers and...

    Started by rawdonlad‎, 01-09-2014 05:24 PM
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  17. 'Don't Curse the Darkness -Llght a Candle' my new Photo Exhibition

    Today I have started in earnest planning my Photo Exhibition as my this years fundraiser and as something to aim for It's going to be called 'Don't curse the Darkness - Light a Candle' and will be shown in our local library in Towcester Northamptonshire from 1st Oct -31 Oct I have been...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 01-09-2014 03:46 PM
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  18. Relaxing

    Just relaxing,working hard.:confused:because there's spring bulbs to plant,finishing off my freezing food.(it's like a production line) and listening to beautiful soft music. All the while Peter is on the last trip out with the Carers Resource at Whitby. Not so bad a day,up to now. Who knows what...

    Started by Pookie‎, 02-09-2014 11:47 AM
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  19. Swearing - Dementia

    This has always been my problem when lost for words or when I'm frustrated and upset I go for it big time :confused: but this maybe why One of those behaviors that can be challenging for those around the person with dementia is swearing. Foul language may stream out of the person's mouth at...

    Started by Tony‎, 01-09-2014 10:28 AM
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  20. A trip out to...

    This afternoon I have to go to the memory clinic because I may be starting vascular dementia as well as AD. Poor Peter he is more upset than me . It's hard for carer. Peter&Jean Pookie

    Started by Pookie‎, 30-01-2014 11:09 AM
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  21. I am susan

    I am Susan I am the one who, had long blond hair and wore frilly ankle socks at school, the one who, was told off, for coming in late, who flirted with boys and cried over them. I am the one who, spent hours in shops, looking for that special dress, who danced on stage to Jimi Hendrix and...

    Started by avril‎, 29-08-2014 11:08 AM
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  22. Dementia awareness Day Sept 20th

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON THIS DAY ?? PLEASE WATCH .AND PLEASE SHARE ON:Y 3 mins long http://youtu.be/krqWAQ71bCw?list=U Link to donation page is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=TDAA&isTeam=true Sorry to say i wont now be...

    Started by Norrms‎, 01-09-2014 09:50 AM
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    01-09-2014, 10:31 AM
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  23. Homemade jam

    Our Daughter Ann has come down from Glasgow just to make the jam,for our Closes Macmillan cancer nurses coffee and cake morning. Sent from my GT-I8190N using Talking Point mobile app

    Started by Pookie‎, 30-08-2014 03:52 PM
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  24. Dementia`s Children

    DEMENTIA`S CHILDREN < The words “Dementia “ and Children “ don’t usually go together, but the last three weeks reading posts on the “Dementia Aware” Facebook Page and other media sites, now I am not so sure, and here`s why> Over the last three weeks or so I have read so many stories where...

    Started by Norrms‎, 30-08-2014 02:15 PM
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  25. 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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