Welcome to Talking Point - Alzheimer's Society's online forum.
Talking Point is an online support and discussion forum, for anyone affected by dementia. It's a place to ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported.
If you would like to join a discussion on the forum or start a new one, you will need to either register or log-in (you can log-in by clicking on the box at the top right of the main forum).
If you need help using Talking Point, please take a look at our Help videos or main Help section.
Talking Point is kindly funded by Santander.
This forum contains announcements, updates and requests from Alzheimer's Society
Dementia Awareness Week – our annual flagship awareness-raising campaign – is fast-approaching. The theme for this year's campaign is talking, and there will be activities and events across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
There are lots of ways you can get involved – from taking part in an...
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...
If you've found Talking Point to be helpful and supportive, please help us spread the word. We'd love to let as many people know about our community as possible.
We have new flyers! These have been updated to reflect the recent changes to TP following the upgrade, specifically changes to the...
The publishing team at Alzheimer's Society is very pleased to announce the publication of Taking part: activities for people with dementia. This is a revised and updated version of Alzheimer’s Society's book of activities. The book contains new ideas and case studies which are listed in themed...
Calling all Alzheimer’s Society volunteers – do you have a view on early dementia diagnosis?
We’re looking for current volunteers to contribute to a new feature for the Society’s Volunteer Voice magazine.
Have you seen early diagnosis make a positive difference for someone you know? When do...
Living with dementia is the monthly members’ magazine for Alzheimer’s Society. The magazine features a mix of news, stories about people with dementia and their carers, helpful tips and guidance on living with dementia and much more.
November's issue is now available! This month's magazine...
It's ten years to the day that Talking Point (TP) was launched!
Many thanks to all the members who've contributed to making the service what it is today, and to our fantastic volunteers, past and present, who have supported the forum over the years. Special thanks to CraigC, who had the...
As part of a wider project looking at how we can make it easier for people to find their way around and use Talking Point, we are reviewing the way that the forum is structured. One aspect of this is looking at how our forums and sub-forums are organised.
We’d like to find out what kind of...
If so, please ask them to vote for Alzheimer’s Society to be their next charity partner. Find out more about this great opportunity worth £600,000, via the link below: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/edf
Many thanks. :)
Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas, and very best wishes for 2013.
Katherine and Serena
Each year we ask Talking Point users to give us feedback on their experience of the service, via an online survey. We have undertaken this survey since 2009, and the previous survey was carried out in November 2011.
This year’s survey was completed by 630 users of the forum, which is a fantastic...
...in our new publications about living with dementia?
Alzheimer's Society's Publishing team is developing a new publication for people at the point of diagnosis – it is designed to help answer people’s questions about dementia, let them know that support is available and signpost to local...
Longer-standing Talking Point users will know that for the last three years, we have produced a survey about the forum. It’s that time again. :)
Our annual survey is a key way for us to keep track of how we’re doing. The more feedback we have from you about Talking Point, the more we’ll know...
If you do, please ask them to vote for Alzheimer’s Society to be their next Charity Challenge partner, before Friday 12 October.
For more information please contact Ed Nemeshanyi, New Partnerships Officer, on 0207 423 3601.
Thank you very much. :)
Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline is now open at weekends between 10am and 4pm. :)
The Helpline weekday opening hours are now 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
We have moved to a new national helpline number - 0300 222 11 22.
Have you been affected by dementia?
Do you use the internet regularly?
Can you spare some time to help us improve our online support community?
If you answered yes to the three questions above, we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for people from the Greater London area who can...
Please see the below request from Chris in our Policy team:
Here at Alzheimer's Society we are always looking at ways to improve our main website.
We are currently looking at ways to improve the Local information section and need your help with some website testing.
We are looking to recruit participants who are available on Tuesday 10 July or...
If you live in the Bristol area and are a younger person with dementia or are caring for a younger person with dementia, this event may be of interest:
Many forum members will know that volunteers have always been key to ensuring that Talking Point is a safe, relevant and supportive environment for people living with dementia.
New members sign up to Talking Point every day, and as the forum grows, we want to ensure that all members continue to...
Talking Point is growing, with new members signing up every day.
Here are three ways you can help us to support more people through Talking Point:
1. Being an active member of Talking Point
2. Applying to be a Volunteer Host on Talking Point
3. Applying to be a Volunteer Moderator on...
Dementia Awareness Week is on 20-26 May this year. It's a great opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of dementia and to ask people to 'remember the person' behind the dementia.
Even with as little as 30 seconds of your time, you can help Alzheimer's Society to...
We periodically review Talking Point’s terms and conditions, and try to let forum members know when significant changes are made.
We have just added a new Help section on alternative and complementary therapies, as well as a new forum rule (see 3.10 of our T&Cs) relating to posting on these...
Alzheimer's Society's press team is looking for people who can help with a new documentary for BBC Radio 4.
The programme makers are looking for carers or relatives of a person with dementia who created an audio recording of themselves before developing, or during the early stages of, the...
The Dementia Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) aims to work with people with dementia, their carers and former carers, health and social care professionals and members of the community to identify and prioritise unanswered questions about dementia. This will help direct future research according...
Following the announcement on the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia, there will be a live webchat with David Behan from Department of Health and George McNamara from Alzheimer’s Society on Friday 30 March at 12pm.
Do you care for someone with dementia? Do you work with...
BBC Radio 3 are looking for people who are about to move from their home into retirement or care accommodation. The one-off programme is called ‘Belongings’ and is about the decisions that have to be made about what possessions to keep and what to sell or pass on. It’s a time that must raise a...
Alzheimer's Society publishes a large range of information that is designed to support people with dementia and their carers. This includes factsheets, which you can view online at www.alzheimers.org.uk/factsheets, as well as books and booklets.
The Reader Panel is a group of volunteers who...
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