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...
Living with dementia, the Alzheimer’s Society members’ magazine, wants to know how carers and people with dementia are being affected by cuts to local authority budgets.
There are concerns that people are finding it more difficult to access care at home because of cuts to adult social care...
Please see the following message from our Policy and Public Affairs team, about a conference that the Society is holding next month. We’d like to see as many people with dementia and their carers there as possible.
More information about the conference is below, and the eagle-eyed...
I've been asked to post the below invitation, on behalf of colleagues in our local service in Southwark. :)
Please contact Ian Adams directly, at email@example.com, if you are interested in attending.
Alzheimer’s Society Press Office are looking for couples:
who have got married in the last year or are planning to get married soon
have donated (or are planning to donate) to Alzheimer’s Society as part of their wedding through either buying wedding favours from us...
If you've used www.alzheimers.org.uk, our Web team would love to hear what you think about the site, via their annual survey.
Please click here to take the survey and share your views. :)
Do you have experience of community and hospital optometric care, either as a patient or a carer?
If so, you may be interested in the following message from the College of Optometrists:
If so, we need you to take part in our study, to test and evaluate an online tool that is in the process of being developed by our Research team.
The objective of this study is to develop a greater understanding of how users interact with the tool, and to identify areas we can improve at an...
Thanks very much to all of you who took the time to complete this year’s Talking Point user survey.
The survey took place between 1/11/2011 and 2/12/2011, and was completed by 424 users of the forum.
The Talking Point software and design were updated this year, which has meant changes in the...
We are wishing everyone on Talking Point a peaceful Christmas
With very best wishes,
Katherine and Serena
I thought it may be helpful to let you know the opening hours for our National Dementia Helpline during the Christmas period.
The Helpline is usually open from 8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. These hours will apply until Friday 23 December, when the helpline will close at 1pm....
In this podcast we hear from National Dementia Helpline Adviser, Sandra Hillier, about the concerns of families living with dementia over the festive period. Including ideas for gifts and where to go for advice and information (Talking Point gets a mention here of course :)).
Also, Dame Jo...
An opportunity to act to end the Dementia Tax: Caring for our Future consultation - please help.
Alzheimer’s Society has raised concerns about the quality of social care and called how it is funded, the “dementia tax”. Public concern has also been growing recently about the quality of social...
Alzheimer's Society is trying to find out more about the issues surrounding employment that can affect people with dementia and their carers.
The aim of this work is to develop evidence about:
People with dementia's experiences of work after their condition developed.
The experiences of...
Earlier this year the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence changed its guidance on Alzheimer's drugs. The new guidance says that people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease should be able to access treatment. The guidance also says that people in the later stages should be...
For the last two years, we have produced an online survey about Talking Point, aimed at anyone who uses the service. It’s that time again…
Whether you are an active member of Talking Point, or you choose to browse the information and discussions here as a ‘guest’; whether you’re a longstanding...
I’m writing to let you know that we’ll be making a few changes to some of Talking Point’s sub-forums next week. These changes are being made in response to feedback we’ve received from members over the last while, so we really hope they will prove helpful. :)
The following changes...
If so, Joelle would like to hear from you!
Joelle Copeland works specifically with younger people with dementia and their carers in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, City and Newham. Joelle can provide information, guidance and support on an individual basis and she also runs a monthly...
The Carer Information and Support Programme is a short course for people supporting a family member or friend with dementia.
The friendly, confidential group sessions provide the opportunity for discussion about the experience of caring and provide information about dementia, legal and money...
Just to let you know that we’ve made a couple of minor changes to our Help section and T&Cs today:
1. Our guidance for students and researchers has been amended: researchers wishing to post on Talking Point will now need to provide information confirming that their project has received ethics...
Alzheimer's Society's media team is currently looking to talk to husbands or wives of people in the later stages of dementia, who have entered into a relationship with someone else. The person would need to be willing to share their experiences with the media.
We appreciate that this can be a...
Dementia Awareness Week (DAW) is Alzheimer’s Society’s annual flagship awareness-raising campaign. It’s our big opportunity to raise awareness and understand of dementia and get people to ‘Remember the person’ behind the dementia.
We’re on the lookout for three people with dementia to share...
Alzheimer's Society are surveying people with dementia to find out how well people are living with dementia at home and in their community, and what changes they think would improve their quality of life.
This information will be used to write a report about people’s experiences of living in...
Please see the below request from Emma in our Press team.
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