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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. Winters Shadow

    WINTERS SHADOW As we walk slowly into deepest winter with the nights drawing in and the darkness of a winters night encompassing all i often think about how Winter cast its shadow of darkness over everybody and how similar that is when dementia shows its hand to families across the world. I...

    Started by Norrms‎, 23-11-2014 02:45 PM
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  2. Gardening helps with Dementia - Really?

    OK I know this is likely to be me getting irritated but this morning I see an article that states that gardening can help with combating or preventing Dementia, Alzheimers et al. Well that's handy. My wife was my deputy (I Know) Head Gardener for 10 years. Did it help? The article also...

    Started by gardenerb‎, 13-11-2014 09:33 AM
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  3. 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 03:11 PM
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    23-11-2014, 08:42 AM
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  4. Colored Cutlery

    Hi, i must admit there are not many things that get to me emotionally, but this did. A few weeks ago i was asked to help Young Dementia UK with a blog about how colors can affect people with dementia, not only walls, carpets ect, but also plates and drinking vessels. After posting it on line also,...

    Started by Norrms‎, 21-11-2014 10:55 AM
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    21-11-2014, 04:40 PM
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  5. Smile I have vascular dementia

    Happy birthday to you Sara hope you had a great day and hope the sun came out for you

    Started by black night‎, 18-10-2014 08:18 PM
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  6. Alzheimer’s / Dementia and Christmas nostalgia

    It’s only the beginning of November yet a yearning and Christmas nostalgia has already got a grip on me and I know this sounds stupid but it makes me feel so very isolated. I love Christmas and miss all the excitement and hype that comes with this time of year, but most of all I miss my family...

    Started by Barry‎, 04-11-2014 12:14 AM
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    21-11-2014, 12:20 AM
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  7. Christmas when Living with Dementia

    Thinking about our spouse who might have Alzheimer’s or any other type of Dementia during the build up to Christmas time and all the Christmas festivities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_dhcLDEUu0&list=UUKVm--NDZUmyfEkKzMwJ8qw

    Started by Barry‎, 19-11-2014 02:05 AM
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  8. Every Chemist In Cornwall

    1st Purple Angel A BIRTHDAY PRESENT !!!! A MUST SHARE !! I have been saving this one for today my friends, i can now announce that after having a meeting with the Chief Officer Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Pharmaceutical Committee A few weeks ago which was attended by not only...

    Started by Norrms‎, 16-11-2014 12:54 PM
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    16-11-2014, 03:43 PM
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  9. Thumbs up Greens Norton Memory cafe

    Today I went to the local memory cafe in case the lady who was desperate mentioned on Norms thread managed to get there. Sadly she didn't make it I was really looking forward to meeting her It was great to meet new people as well as old friends The Police were supposed to come and give a talk...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 13-11-2014 04:30 PM
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    13-11-2014, 05:33 PM
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  10. The "Ripple " Effect

    The Ripple Affect A very good friend of mine once said to me a few years ago, “Norrms” you have thrown a pebble into a pond and it has started a ripple effect, don’t be surprised if that ripple turns into a Tsunami! “” I have often thought of what that meant and have indeed watched...

    Started by Norrms‎, 10-11-2014 11:28 AM
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  11. Purple Angel day of Action

    VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE SHARE In just 7 days Time The Purple Angel dementia campaign will be celebrating its 1st Birthday. From humble beginnings in the early days to Global recognition in just 1 year is nothing short of a dream come true for My very own Angel Elaine, Jane Moore and myself. This...

    Started by Norrms‎, 09-11-2014 05:29 PM
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    10-11-2014, 09:02 AM
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  12. Cares Homes, perhaps a new way to think about them

    OK this may be a radical view. It may upset some or a lot of people, even annoy you however the thought is made with a good heart. I, like many carers of loved ones, my wife has FTD (Picks), worry about the future and the probable care home needs. Nasty media attention to care homes doesn't help. I...

    Started by gardenerb‎, 06-11-2014 09:53 AM
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    08-11-2014, 11:33 AM
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  13. I have vascular dementia

    Thanks for every body who are concerned I am feeling down as low as I can go I am having high risk councillor to have my counselling on the phone never heard of that before

    Started by black night‎, 04-11-2014 06:10 PM
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    05-11-2014, 01:23 AM
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  14. walking pedometer

    I am doing well on my weightwatchers diet and have decided to do a bit more walking, taking my camera with me Just wondered if anyone can recommend a good pedometer I tried an app on my phone and it drained the battery and so didnt record all of my walk I would quite like to get a watch with a...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 01-11-2014 06:29 PM
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    02-11-2014, 01:27 AM
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  15. recently been diagnosed, family issues

    Hi, i was diagnosed with vascular Dementia last month,im feeling quite frightened. when i mention it to my family they just brush it off and say things like, oh just laugh about it youll be fine, or dont worry youll be ok,dont go brooding about it. Maybe its me, but i feel they have not grasped...

    Started by Icicle‎, 30-10-2014 04:52 PM
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  16. Is It All Worth It ??

    Good Morning and PLEASE SHARE Is It All Worth It ? Elaine says at about 2am this morning I was screaming as loud as I could “It’s not MY FAULT “It’s not MY FAULT” with a terrified look on my face and arms flaying everywhere. Then, the night went from bad to worse after that! I didn’t...

    Started by Norrms‎, 30-10-2014 10:18 AM
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  17. here to help, hope this does

    Hiya, this is a link to what we at our Global Purple Angel dementia awareness campaign use for hospitals along with posters and material from our campaign. the downside is i am in it LOL Please dont worry all in this have signed the official secrets act and have given permission for this to be...

    Started by Norrms‎, 28-10-2014 10:49 AM
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  18. A Time For change

    TIME TO CHANGE? As I sat at my computer Elaine shouted that she was just going to the office in the front of our building (we live in Sheltered accommodation) It was the day after the awards, I was very tired and on edge so the slightest noise would make me jump a mile. Then the doorbell rang, I...

    Started by Norrms‎, 27-10-2014 10:41 AM
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  19. Reflections on a Winters Night

    Reflections on a Winters Night As the clocks turned back an hour and the nights are now darker, last night we went down to the Harbour of Torquay to say Goodbye to the HUGE wheel (Similar to London eye) we have over the summer months as she took her last passengers high to look across a...

    Started by Norrms‎, 27-10-2014 04:48 PM
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    27-10-2014, 10:39 PM
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  20. Last Nights Pride of South Devon awards

    Hiya, we had such a good night last night at the Herald Express Newspaper Pride of South Devon Awards as a Nominee, and it was so humbling to be amongst Young Hero`s (the tears were flowing) Hero`s over 18+, community fundraisers and people who have spent the best part of 40 years + helping others...

    Started by Norrms‎, 24-10-2014 12:10 PM
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  21. National dementia awards

    Hiya, getting a little nervous now, off to London tomorrow at 7.45am Torquay to Paddington to sit in front of the judges at the Hilton Metropole hotel, Edgeware road for the National Dementia awards which will be held and winners announced on the 11th November. its quite a trek for us, and will be...

    Started by Norrms‎, 19-10-2014 04:42 PM
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    23-10-2014, 07:36 AM
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  22. website - Don't curse the darkness light a candle

    At last I have updated my website and please feel free to download my memory book information document http://creativesarah.weebly.com

    Started by creativesarah‎, 19-10-2014 11:37 PM
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  23. I have vascular dementia can somebody help me

    I would like to thank every one for there support how do I become friends with everyone is it like the way thay do it on Facebook I would love to make friends with every one I have a lady from the memory team she is helping me. She rang me up yesterday and seid to me you are not thinking of doing...

    Started by black night‎, 09-10-2014 08:29 PM
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  24. How ??

    HOW ?? One of the most asked questions I get asked these days are “How can you seem so well after seven years of being diagnosed with dementia? My answer is usually “I am not sure” but I also explain it like this. When I was first diagnosed, as many who have known me that long will tell...

    Started by Norrms‎, 19-10-2014 11:51 AM
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    19-10-2014, 06:36 PM
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  25. Unhappy The diet

    Today I went to my first weight watchers evening (other groups are available) I felt mega depressed all day and just wanted to cry and eat chocolate I felt very alone at the group all I wanted to do was cry. I guess it just pulls at something deep within to do with low self esteem as my dad and...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 25-09-2014 10:46 PM
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