• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

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    Advice please for getting a dementia diagnosis and dealing with 'know-it-all' laymen

    Thanks for the further contributions. I suspect that John has made a good point here about people thinking that it is only an 'old person's' condition. I know that that is not the case (apart from Sue's evidence) as I used to be a home carer and one of my ladies was only in her late 40s/early...
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    Advice please for getting a dementia diagnosis and dealing with 'know-it-all' laymen

    Follow-up to appointment for Memory Clinic I am just updating you on the progress re. my Memory Clinic appointment. Nothing had come in the post about it this week, so I have just phoned the surgery and the receptionist has said that the referral HAD now been sent, following my reminder...
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    Advice please for getting a dementia diagnosis and dealing with 'know-it-all' laymen

    Thanks for taking this seriously Hallo again I did reply to you nice people who responded to my earlier post about my referral to the Memory Clinic, which hasn't materialised yet, but I won't duplicate it all now, as it is getting late and I seem to have sent it to a 'black hole'...
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    Advice please for getting a dementia diagnosis and dealing with 'know-it-all' laymen

    Hallo. I am 65 years old and went to my GP (a new one at the surgery) in the middle of December 2015 as I was worried about the increase of problems over the previous year or so with my memory. I won't go into TOO much detail as I guess that most people on this forum are familiar with the...