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.
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This forum is for people fundraising for Alzheimer's Society. Here you can promote your event and share tips with others.
Talking Point supports and thanks people who are fundraising for Alzheimer's Society in the UK.
You can find lots of useful info and tips for successful fundraising here:
Fundraising page on Alzheimer's Society website
Raising money online
Fundraisers for Alzheimer's Society are...
In the latest Alzheimer's Society podcast, our Director of Fundraising, Liz Monks, talks about how fundraising works.
Also in the podcast, Hannah from our Audio Visual team goes along to a Singing for the Brain group in Catford, to find out what impact it has on the people with dementia and...
It's hard enough dealing with Alzheimer's, but learning funding is going to be cut by the local council is not the greatest news.
I'm new to the forum - hello!
I have signed up to run in the Great South Run on 28th October 2012 through the Alzheimer's Society and I am very proud and delighted to be supporting the charity. My mother is suffering from the early stages of dementia. I am finding the information and...
I'm new to this forum so I don't really know how appropriate this whole thing is, but I'm trying to raise money for the AS so I thought I'd at least give it a shot.
Just about a year ago, my dad died from Alzheimers, so once the grief subsided a bit and I finished making a...
I just wanted to share this link to a blog that a friend is updating throughout the Vietnam to Cambodia cycle challenge that he is taking part in to raise money for Alzheimer's Society. Fab pictures and a journal from a truly inspiring man who has raised close to £5,000 by completing 6 challenges...
Alzheimer’s crosses all boundaries, Social, Cultural and Professional.
Watching someone you love be taken to a place where you can no longer reach them is one of the most devastating things to have to witness. Sons, Daughters, Husbands, Wives and wider family and friends are faced with this when a...
I just wanted to share with you my first experience of organising a Memory Walk for the Alzheimer's Society.
It was surprisingly simple, so I thought that it might be interesting for anyone who might be considering organising one, to know what was involved - perhaps others that have organised...
Can anyone tell me the name of the new dvd released yesterday by the alzheimers society so that I can download it to help with the numbers to get it into the no. one spot
we need as many people as possible to download it. I have seen it and it is very good
Hi, i recently took part in the Swansea memory walk for my late mother who sadly died in January this year she was 73. The support that my mum and myself received from the alzheimers society was truly amazing and since her death i just felt i needed to give something back. I managed to raise £540...
3000 started, around 10 finished (I think these stats are more or less correct, apologies if they're not - I heard by word of mouth). But it shows the enormity of the undertaking.
Sharon G finished in a gruelling 22 hour walk, footsore but happy and having raised a substantial sum for...
I've entered into it to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society, and am aiming for the £1000 mark, and I was wondering if any of you were also doing it? I have entered as a walker, but intend to walk and jog parts of it.
Anyway, I was wondering who, if any, of you are participating?
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. :)
I am walking the Bristol Memory Mile to raise funding for the Alzheimers Society, this Sunday, 23rd September
I'm doing it for my lovely dad - he is 85 and has Picks disease. After a long, drawn out deterioration sadly he could not manage at home any more and is now in a nursing...
Not only have I managed to subtly persuade my boyfriend to do his longest run yet, he has successfully given up smoking and drinking for the past 4 weeks so that he can do his first Great North Run Half Marathon in Sept!!! I think that is very impressive effort, and I am running the GNR...
What a day we had! Some sunshine, a good breeze and views all the way, and the rain stayed away.
So chuffed to have completed it, a bit tender in parts today :)
Keep up the good work folks, and see you in Antrim again next year :)
ps. Are there many photographs?
Does anyone have or know where i can get flags for the alzheimer's society.
I am in the process of raising money and I wanted some small flags that stand on their own that I can stand next to with all my fund raising things.
Oh and btw I'm climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in January -
This Saturday I will be having a stall at the Blisworth Canal festival 11am to 5pm in the village hall with the "artists":)
the money I raise will be divided between Alz Soc and Heartcry compassion in action
I have concentrated on making felt items for a bit of diversity
I find it really...
I wanted to share my story of why I have pledged my support to Alzheimer's Society as it is massively underfunded and really needs every penny. I have also personally used their services and support which was invaluable to me and my family when we needed it the most. Sadly 1 in 3 people will...
Hiya I'm just wondering if anyone would have any advice for me.
As my partners grandfather continues to get worse through time with his illness I was wondering if there was something I could do to raise money or the charity, that in a small way might help someone.
My first thought is to...
I joined the forum today to try and get in contact with any other people taking part in the Memory Walk Marathon along the Causeway Coast on the 1st September.
I'm doing this walk because my Grandfather has vascular dementia. Unfortunately he has no idea who I am anymore. I'm...
Hi,is this the right place to post this,the link for raising funds for the alzheimers society regarding the tragic death of dad is justgiving.com/nick-bowman0.We will be receiving hopefully donations on the day of the funeral.
I`m sure the ALZ society would be very grateful for any donation...
As many of you know I cared for my Grandad until he moved into a care home in 2010.
On 8th June, my lovely, lovely husband has set himself the HUGE challenge of swimming the full length of Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District, to raise money for Alzheimer's Society.
I am a member of the eBid forum community and between June 24th and June 28th we got together for a group auction event for the Alzheimer's Society.
The final result was that we raised £456 :)
Hi everyone :)
In September I am walking from Stonehenge to Avebury on the Memory Walk South. This is a marathon length trek to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. I'm not the fittest of people so this is a challenge for me. If anyone can spare a small amount to sponsor me I would be very...
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