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This forum is for people who have been diagnosed with dementia.
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.
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I feel very humbled to have been asked to host Mondays chat session
Do feel free to ask me any questions can't promise to have all the answers but it would be good to see some of you there
Maybe I’m just having an Off day” as:
“I’m exasperated in so many ways”
I’m feed-up having to be dependent on other people to do things for me, like drive and take us out shopping...
I’m disturbed by the constant horrific nightmares night after night,
I’m maddened at the constant...
I felt it was time to resurrect an old topic
Couldn't find the original thread so started a new one
I have been feeling so down and depressed and grumpy for the last couple of weeks so I felt it was no good just "cursing the darkness - I need to start lighting candles"
so here are my 3...
On Monday 11 August we'll be running our monthly chat session for people with dementia and carers.
The title of Monday's session is 'Don't curse the darkness - light a candle' and our guest in the chat room will be Talking Point member creativesarah. Sarah will be sharing her...
Nearly finished only needs it's badges.
Each square is a family member favourite colour and then I sew patches denoting their hobby/life etc.and my ancestors too by way of a badge eg train&tracks . Steel workers. I now have my family "around"me.?
Sent from my GT-I8190N using Talking Point...
Hiya all, this is my latest interview for the wonderful Irene Mackays wornderful organisation
The Forgetful Elephant
Hope you like it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Irene Mackay's Fourth Elliegrams Newsletter
Raising Children's Awareness of Dementia with lewy bodies Aware
It seems that I have lost yesterday. I have been told what I did but for the life of me,I can't remember.
Sent from my GT-I8190N using Talking Point mobile app
Recently I have been taken on a couple of outings or I have made my way to somewhere and enjoyed it despite being worried about getting lost.
I wanted to share about these as they have been so encouraging and even if I cant remember exactly where I have been or when, I still retain the emotion...
Sorry I have been off the radar for a bit I have been struggling with a few things
Today I went for a medication review with a new Doctor as my lovely, understanding, compassionate and patient doctor has left as she felt frustrated that she wasn't allowed to be the doctor she wanted to be.
Had a lovely evening out last night as Our Son-In-Law took us all out for dinner, it’s been an extremely long time since Sumi and I have been out like that in-fact since my diagnosis which is now over (Nine and half years ago) as normally by 6pm I am lost to the world and have little understanding...
hi everyone not been on for awhile just need some advice I have received a form from disability living allowance I have managed to do my personal details then my head just goes is there anywhere I can go to get help thanks in advance
Sent from my GT-S5830i using Talking Point mobile app
Well, the day has come when the Alzheimer's society will shortly announce their 64 Dementia friendly communities up and down the uk and as they only aimed for 20 in the beginning they have to be applauded and i will say on record so much good luck to all those who made this possible WITHIN those...
Hi everyone iam new to tp find my self very confused having been told by my nuero I have dementia due to my mmse test score which was 24/30 and 68/100 plus results of my MRI results this I can accept but now having seen a second nuero also have multiple white matter lesions subcortical vascular...
I have recently been diagnosed with dementia and am feeling frightened and lonely, does this feeling go away at some point?
I have to admit that my nighttimes’ and problems are getting worse and by that I don’t just mean the (Nightmares and Hallucinations) as what was just an occasional accident with (motion incontinence) has now become a tightly occurrence and without me even knowing it’s happened until I wake up in...
Good morning , hope you are all ok after last nights storm? Here is a link to anybody who wants to follow my Dementia diaries on BBC Radio Devon (I think it may only work in uk? Sorry ) There are two or three on their now and the rest will be aired every Monday morning around 9.45am for the next...
just got in from giving my 2nd talk
18 new Dementia Friends signed up and wearing there badges!
One lady asked at the end, "if someone's long term memory takes them back to their childhood would this account for some people being agitated and distressed as they had a troubled childhood, and...
I am I think getting lonely without Peter. Today he's gone to Blackpool with the Carers. I 've done my chores to keep busy.
As always I'm looking forward to him coming home. But this last few trips they have been on. After quite a few hours I lonely and get agitated. I can't tell him to stay...
Just wanted to say thank you so much to the people posting on this site. You are giving me insight to how my mother's brain could now be working. Helping me give my mother a quality of life and a purpose. Thank you so much for posting your experiences.
Just wanted to let you know that after a request I will be a guest on the (Talking Point Chat) on Tuesday 1st July, 12 – 1pm, so if you have any questions about baking or want some ideas then please drop into the chat session and join in the chat
Look forward to talking to you all ...
I am so grateful for all the support I have received from so many people.
The talk started with a healthy lunch and it was an opportunity to get to know people a bit. (the lunch was fab!)
We had lunch in the garden and decided to stay out there for the talk as it was so warm and sunny. It went...
Today I am home alone and rather enjoying it!
J&H have gone to wales for a couple of days and Celia's mother has had a fall so she shot off to her last night
Normally I find cooking tricky but today I am quite enjoying it
I am cooking macaroni cheese and garlic bread
but best of all I...
SOMETIMES HAVING dementia doesn't seem that bad, please share xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I was up in my home town of Bolton last week and was asked by Bolton dementia group and ASDA superstore to attend a photo session where they had arranged for many cyclists to do a sponsored cycle ride for the Purple...
Today I've had to acknowledge that my cooking is dwindling. I burnt Peter s tea again.
Frustrating, this awful disease seems to take your pleasures ie cooking. employment etc away first. Although I still make an incredible casserole and stew.The lurgy can leave my baking alone too.
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