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  1. SerenaS

    Please read: Coronavirus COVID-19 and advice for people affected by dementia

    Hi everyone, Do you have questions about how to support someone with dementia who is in a care home? This guide has advice on the move from a hospital to a care home and advice on keeping in touch. https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-supporting-person-dementia-care-home --...
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    Please read: Coronavirus COVID-19 and advice for people affected by dementia

    Hi everyone, I've included details or further information and support from Alzheimer's Society below Our knowledge team has answered some commonly-asked questions from people affected by dementia, which you may find helpful during the coronavirus outbreak...
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    Please read: Coronavirus COVID-19 and advice for people affected by dementia

    Hi everyone, We're updating this discussion on a regular basis to make sure you have the information and support that you need. Updates: >Information, support and advice about dementia and Coronavirus< This includes information, advice on supporting someone with dementia, activity ideas...
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    Coronavirus

    Hi everyone, I've just posted an update about the temporary suspension of Alzheimer's Society face-to-face and group services. This is a difficult decision for us to make and I'm sharing all the information I have at the moment. If you're part of a local group or service you are likely to hear...
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    Please read: Coronavirus COVID-19 and advice for people affected by dementia

    Hi everyone, In light of the most recent Government guidance on Covid-19, Alzheimer's Society has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all of our face-to-face & group services. We’re stepping up to support you - with additional phone support to help people through isolation and...
  6. SerenaS

    Coronavirus

    Hi everyone, From what I've seen, many of you have questions and concerns about Coronavirus COVID-19 and particularly how you can stay safe and healthy, and also continue to care for people with dementia in the best way. There’s a lot of information out there. But not all of it is trustworthy...
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    Please read: Coronavirus COVID-19 and advice for people affected by dementia

    Hi everyone, You will probably have heard about coronavirus COVID-19 in the media. There’s a lot of information out there. But not all of it is trustworthy. The situation is also changing quite quickly. I've put this notice together to help everyone on Talking Point. Official advice For...
  8. SerenaS

    The test thread

    Thanks @nitram Feel free to keep testing on this thread and please flag issues and potential fixes on the main change thread so the TP team can continue to log and track issues consistently. Thanks Serena :)
  9. SerenaS

    Recommended thread Welcome back! Changes to Talking Point after our update

    Absolutely, and we appreciate the comments and feedback that everyone is sharing here. We appreciate our members honestly telling us what is working and what may be unhelpful and as much specific information as possible location/screenshots) is very helpful. Thanks for helping us to ensure...
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    Planned software update: Talking Point offline on 12 February.

    Hi everyone, Talking Point is back! >Find out more about what has changed< We've closed this discussion and have opened a new thread to tell you more about the changes. Follow the blue link above to find out more :)
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    Recommended thread Welcome back! Changes to Talking Point after our update

    Hi everyone, Thanks for sharing your comments and feedback. We understand that things may seem strange at the moment - and we're all getting used to the new version, including me! 😲 We really appreciate your comments 👍 and will do everything we can to explore issues and will aim to get things...
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    Recommended thread Welcome back! Changes to Talking Point after our update

    Hi everyone, Talking Point is back! We’ve updated the software for Talking Point to enable us to continue to maintain the community, and update the design and features . Things that are the same At the top, you’ll still be able to log in, access your messages and notifications like you did...
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    Your tips: dealing with anger or cruel comments

    Hi Tony, I spotted your message and wanted to say hello again. :) You're right to point out that people with dementia like yourself are sometimes not treated with respect, and there is still an unfair stigma that can lead to hurt and anger for people with dementia. People need to listen to...
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    Raised £1705

    Hello Jan, I'm so pleased to hear that this has been resolved. I know how much time you have given to the Society over the years, including your time as a volunteer moderator here, and how much money you have helped to raise. We really do appreciate it. Sending my warmest wishes from everyone...
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    Dementia Talking Point - our new name

    Thanks, Sylvia. I hope so too. @maryjoan the topic of a like button has come up many times before on Talking Point and broadly the majority of members prefer replying to each other. That way members connect with each other through replies without concerns about being 'liked'. If you'd like to...
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    Dementia Talking Point - our new name

    Hello everyone, I wanted to share some news with you – our online community Talking Point is updating our name – we are now Dementia Talking Point! This is part of a project to review the names of our support services and ensure that people understand what we do. A clearer identity If you’ve...
  17. SerenaS

    New to Dementia Talking Point: support for dealing with dementia and cancer

    Hello @sally13uk It sounds like you have a lot of caring responsibilities and I hope that Talking Point will be a helpful and supportive space for you. I'm going to send you a message directly with some more information about support for you. Best wishes, Serena
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    A group for the children - we all need support

    Hi Alice, Thanks for starting this discussion. We've been in touch about this and I'm happy to explore how Talking Point can help. I'll send you a private message to follow up. :) Serena
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    We are looking for feedback on the forum 'Caring for a person with dementia and cancer'

    Hi everyone, Just to confirm that Mollie has full approval to post this survey. :) Serena
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    Helping people to find Talking Point

    Thanks @nitram that's very helpful :)