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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 03:18 PM
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  1. Today

    TODAY is what we have been working on in the background for nearly two years now. ""Today WE LAUNCHED THE Building Bridges, Campaign, and not only in Torbay General Hospital , but across ALL ELEVEN Community Hospitals In South Devon as well """. "" Today we brought Nurses and Carers...

    Started by Norrms‎, 02-10-2014 05:35 PM
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  2. “Frequently Jumpy at the slightest noise”

    I have mentioned about this in some of my other articles about how sudden noises or motion can affect us making us suddenly Jump out of our skin, so I now want to elaborate on this topic which some non sufferers seem to find extremely amusing when they see it happen to us… I realize this is...

    Started by Barry‎, 11-09-2014 06:44 AM
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  3. trouble

    I am back again. Been locked out of talking Point:mad: It's the old thing.You never miss anything until it.s gone. Still Never mind:confused: I,ve got a new computer,Windows8 and so me and the lurgy have to learn something new &technical.

    Started by jaenchizzie‎, 01-10-2014 03:56 PM
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  4. Pookie

    change my name from Pookie to Jaenchizzie :rolleyes:

    Started by jaenchizzie‎, 01-10-2014 04:02 PM
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    01-10-2014, 05:21 PM
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  5. Me and My Gran

    ME AND MY GRAN Dolly was her name, my gran that is. Actually it wasn't really "Dolly" it was Mary, Mary Mc Manus, but standing at a mere 4 feet 5 inches you can guess where she got the name from. She was called that from being very young and it stuck all the way through her wonderful life. So...

    Started by Norrms‎, 01-10-2014 09:51 AM
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  6. Has a fall affected how my EBIXA works?

    I have only been settled on EBIXA for a short while as had bad side effects initially, I was so much better when I eventually settled on it, I had a bad fall three weeks ago and now seem to have gone back a long way. No bones were broken didn't bang my head just badly bruised! I am so tired that...

    Started by Jeanie 73‎, 28-09-2014 09:46 AM
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  7. I have dementia and i am asking for your help please

    Hiya, i have dementia, i am posting in I Have dementia Page and i need your help please COME ON GUYS!! Please click on this link and then click on INVITE FRIENDS and take just a little time each day to invite ALL your friends to sign this wonderful Petition by Jan Inman I have been doing this...

    Started by Norrms‎, 28-09-2014 11:34 AM
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  8. Carers assessment what does it involve how long does it take i no nowt

    My house mate freind is in hospital i have been told vascular dementia and will check with doctors as not sure being told diff things all the time ? We are both on the tenancy agreement and i could loose my home if he dont come home i want him home as i will care for him for sure but a carers...

    Started by newbie2014‎, 27-09-2014 08:15 PM
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    28-09-2014, 12:13 PM
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  9. Summers Passing

    Summers Passing As we sadly say goodbye to summer and stroll into autumn the changing of the seasons is both happy and sad for me. Happy, because I have seen another summer, lived through it, survived it and got a bit of a tan. Sad, because we have lost good friends who have lost their battle...

    Started by Norrms‎, 27-09-2014 04:35 PM
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    28-09-2014, 10:11 AM
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. “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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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