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Today's topic is Communication
Our chat room area is a place where you can have conversations with...
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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""" When we were young, we were our parents responsibility""""
"""""" Now, they are ours """"
Cc Norrms Mc Namara
Merry Christmas to all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
AT THIS TIME OF YEAR
As Christmas approaches i would ask you all to remember this years Christmas message from the Purple Angel dementia awareness campaign
" PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE WHO CAN`T"
Living with this disease all year is, to say the least, an uphill struggle. But at this time of...
Hiya all, just back from putting out posters asking for volunteers for new Purple Angel memory cafe opening next year Jan 10th. Have had some wonderful feedback from so many people, including health professionals saying they are so glad to hear it will be on a saturday when all else is closed .
Im just 53 and was diagnosed vascular dementia just 1 week ago, after 14 months of tests. The thing is I don't believe the doctors at the hospital that I have and also keep wondering if I heard them right! My partner was with me and he said that is what they said. They offered me a nurse for a...
oh dear I keep forgetting how to post threads, it takes me ages to work it out each time, please tell me im not alone? You have to laugh at yourself sometimes I guess as it is quite ironic, still I feel stupid!
I am newly diagnosed at 53, just 53. vascular dementia. I have a mentally and...
Hi during a test I found out I have the gene ApoE 3/4...where the 4 means I have a genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease (my mom and her mom had it) so i think I am headed that way too....anybode else here know that she /he has it and how you cope with it? thanx in advance !!!!
My cooking took a turn for the worse today too
1 I cut my thumb on a knife and couldnt stop it bleeding had to butterfly plaster it
2 I grated my knuckle
3 I put the onions on a low heat for half an hour and 2 hours later wondered what the burning smell was - they are now caramelised (burnt)
Im newly diagnosed vascular dementia before I received this diagnosis I have suffered for the past year with what the consultant told me was a frozen shoulder, but its gradually getting weaker and weaker and I cannot do much with it at all. This is so frustrating when you have to rely on others to...
I have been told that i have MCI and I need help from some one as I don't know what to do.... my poor wife has me forgetting things, getting angry over little things, but worst of all the other day I forgot to pick my grandson up from school and went home to the wrong house (haven't lived there for...
In this weeks Local paper, What a way to finish 2014
I just like to wish all my Talking Point friends a very Happy Christmas and to let you all know that I will be the guest in the Talking Point Chat room on Monday 15 December talking about (Christmas whilst living with Dementia) so if you free please join us at 12 o'clock – 1pm UK time ;)
I wonder if anyone else with Alzheimers has this awful Fog that seems to descend, without warning. It slowly takes over my whole body and mind making me unable to think or do anything physically, I feel it starting but have no control of it, fighting against it or through it just makes it worse,...
Hiya all, here is a pic of the wonderful Steering Group" of the TDAA (Torbay Dementia Action Alliance) "i am taking the pic". By now, you may have noticed something, there is a definite lack of men in this , in fact, i am the only one !! We also have BOB who is in the media and covers all our...
Today I went to the Doctor as I have got a urine infection and have hurt my shoulder and torn the rotor cuff She said 'No ironing!!!'
So that was a good outcome!
Is there any evidence as to the effect of learning on Alzheimer's - positive, negative, or indifferent? My experience is quite recent; and memorising fairly simple poetry was a reasonably pleasant experience. But whether it is long-lasting and/or beneficial I do not know.
WHAT A YEAR !! 12,014 MEMBERS NOW ON DEMENTIA AWARE PAGE !!
Dear friends, to end what has been the most incredible year ever, we have just broken through the TWELVE THOUSAND MEMBERS mark on the facebook Dementia Aware page !! Please note...
Hi, for anyone interested I had said that I would provide an update of my experiences while taking part in a clinical study of a drug that is being studied for Alzheimer's disease.
First, some background:- My name is Wendy ( pixie is the cats name, but Wendy's already taken), I'm 53 and was...
I had this idea after going on the chat room a couple of days ago
Perhaps a reminiscence box with things to do with past christmases would help some people
The sort of things I would put in it would be
a brazil nut, and old sock (clean!!!:) an satsuma or whatever you had in a stocking at...
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...
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...
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,...
Happy birthday to you Sara hope you had a great day and hope the sun came out for you
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...
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
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
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Local Pharmaceutical Committee
A few weeks ago which was attended by not only...
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