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Forum: I have dementia

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. 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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    01-02-2014, 06:43 PM
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  2. Together we are STRONG

    Before you shout at me MODERATORS i have Jeremy`s FULL permission to post this, thank you for your understanding, love Norrms xxx Hiya Everybody, here is the confirmation we have all been waiting for from Jeremy Hughes CEO of the Alz society UK . Please repost this to every Alzheimers...

    Started by Norrms‎, 01-02-2014 05:24 PM
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    01-02-2014, 06:39 PM
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  3. Happy Friday

    Greetings and happy Friday to you all! It's been a foggy couple of days, forgot The whole conversation that my wonderful husband says we had, haven't heard from my sons in a while which makes me sad, it's been cloudy and rainy for a couple days and beautiful sunny South Florida which affects my...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 31-01-2014 04:42 PM
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    01-02-2014, 02:08 AM
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  4. People's reaction to my dementia

    My name is Donna, I am 56 years old, and was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago with dementia. I was shocked when the doctor neurologist told me his findings, and then the memory center confirmed it with all the testing. So you leave the doctors office, and then you have to tell your family and...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 30-01-2014 04:49 PM
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  5. New

    Greetings from sunny South Florida USA Me and 56 years old, and started my journey January 1 three years ago. I knew for a year that things were happening but I didn't understand. I thought I was losing my mind, going crazy. Christmas I mentioned to our daughter all the things that have been...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 21-01-2014 03:35 AM
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  6. Thursday's picture

    It's a beautiful day in Southeast Florida..... It is raining but it's not cold or snowing so I can't complain! I remain grateful and blessed - Donna

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 30-01-2014 05:09 PM
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    30-01-2014, 05:47 PM
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  7. Exercise and a beautiful day

    Woke up to a beautiful sunrise this morning and I'm off to the gym for water aerobics. Since I don't drive I have two friends that take me on Tuesday and Thursday. I don't want to go but I always feel better after I do..... Wonderful husband hired a cleaning lady and she is coming in this...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 28-01-2014 01:12 PM
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  8. Driving with dementia

    I am 56 years old and in my third year of diagnosis of dementia. I drove for about a year and a half after the diagnosis. But it became very scary for me. Ending up in places where do you know where I was, driving up to an ATM and not knowing how to use the machine with cars honking behind me,...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 29-01-2014 04:27 PM
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    29-01-2014, 10:08 PM
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  9. Live Chat room

    Hi one and all I just want to say sorry for not being able to make the chat room yesterday at midday but to be very honest (I feel asleep) :o problem is that we are plus 7 hours on GMT so it was 7pm out here and once we’ve had our evening meal at 5pm and then I’ve taken all my various medication...

    Started by Barry‎, 21-01-2014 10:42 PM
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    29-01-2014, 03:59 PM
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  10. Question People needed for Alzheimer's Society's 'Memory handbook' photoshoot

    Would you like to be photographed for one of our updated publications? Alzheimer’s Society are currently in the process of updating the Memory handbook, one of our most popular publications. The update will include a redesign, with new images throughout the booklet. We aim to involve people...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 27-01-2014 04:34 PM
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  11. Punchbag

    I have been feeling wound up at life and I'm unable to talk to my family. They call it whingeing so after a meltdown and a furious screaming match .I went to the drs.no help really only said "you need a punchbag"to let of steam.No I need a person I can talk to but they dont get bogged down with my...

    Started by Pookie‎, 31-12-2013 07:54 PM
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    27-01-2014, 08:56 AM
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  12. Exhibition update

    I have made a video of the library (badly!) showing the extent of the exhibition. I took the footage just before I took it all down I havn't got the final figure yet but it looks as though I have made about £400 £160 to Alz Society £160 towards a computer for the homeless and...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 06-01-2014 10:08 PM
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  13. My dog Quinn

    I've always loved animal. when we moved from Connecticut to Florida we bought my dad's place which didn't allow dogs. We lived here six years before I was became sick. John and I went looking for a dog for me to keep me company, and we went to this farm in the Central Florida called the Green...

    Started by Irishgirl57‎, 23-01-2014 10:09 PM
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  14. He's the "sane" one

    Thank you all for being here. I have learned what I entered this forum for. I couldn't find it anywhere else. I wanted to know if a person had dementia, if they were aware of it. I have been aware of it since 2008 and looking back can see obvious footprints before that. This forum assured me...

    Started by Jaffy‎, 21-01-2014 11:12 AM
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  15. To know or not to know?

    Hi everyone. We have a family history of early onset Alzheimer's. My mum, two of her sisters, when in their late 50s, and now my cousin in her late 40s. This seems to happen around the time of the Menopause. I am now at this stage in my life. I'll be 57 this year. I've tried to stay positive hope...

    Started by maysie‎, 20-01-2014 05:11 PM
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    23-01-2014, 09:37 AM
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  16. Weeping

    I was wondering if anyone has stopped weeping since dementia come on the scene? In times of upset I cry but not fot quite a long time. I have very little emotion but a lot of stress.but no relieving tears. Peter&Jean Ugly

    Started by Pookie‎, 05-01-2014 04:54 PM
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  17. What is a care plan?

    Peter&Jean Ugly

    Started by Pookie‎, 14-01-2014 04:45 PM
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  18. What is a care plan?

    I have been reading your thread s and they mention careplans? Peter&Jean Ugly

    Started by Pookie‎, 20-01-2014 06:55 PM
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  19. Today I lost the plot

    Today I really lost it, shouting, swearing, crying (a tiny bit) I just got so frustrated with not being able to do all the things that I want to do and equally as frustrated that my brain doesn't do what I want it to do either:mad::mad::mad: why doesnt it remember! why cant I think of...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 16-01-2014 03:19 PM
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  20. light therapy and sundowning

    From info. suggested from this sight it appears my Mum's symptoms of anxiety/panic at approx. the same time each day points to what is called Sundowning, looking at various web pages there seems to be some thoughts that light therapy may help, does anyone have any thoughts that this may be worth...

    Started by JaniceLynne‎, 14-01-2014 04:24 PM
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  21. Vows

    It's Peters and mine wedding anniversary tomorrow.43years ago.some good times and upsy downy ones too.Jean ent from my GT-I8190N using Talking Point mobile app

    Started by Pookie‎, 01-01-2014 08:38 PM
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  22. Praise

    As some of you may have guessed it's me, Jean with AD and I am overwhelmed by you, the carers. Before I get to many of these awful times,giving Peter hell. I would like to say loudly THANK YOU ,YOU LOVELY CARERS.;):) Peter&Jean Ugly

    Started by Pookie‎, 09-01-2014 11:28 AM
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  23. feeling a bit tricky

    feeling a bit tricky at the moment twice i have lost my balance and on saturday when we were out i suddenly fell off a chair I was sitting on and seemed to fall in slow motion and landed on all fours beside the table. People came over and helped me up and I was most concerned that I had lost my...

    Started by creativesarah‎, 30-12-2013 10:32 PM
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  24. 12-31-2013 5:09 am

    The last day of this year. I once was a writer, a journalist, a learner. Now, my mind seems to have become a phantom: I sense it at times, But it is elusive. Where, can it be hiding? So elusive, that at times, I wonder if perhaps it is a false memory. Am I searching for a life; a mind that...

    Started by Jaffy‎, 31-12-2013 11:02 AM
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  25. “My Ninth Dementia Anniversary”

    Well as Christmas 2013 and then January 2014 inches towards its climax it also marks the “Ninth Anniversary” with my capricious bedfellow… and I find myself pondering as just where those past Nine years have gone to since I heard those fateful words from my doctor (Sorry Mr. Barry, ‘but’ you have...

    Started by Barry‎, 22-12-2013 02:25 AM
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