1. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    #1 Brucie, Jul 4, 2007
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2007
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6266124.stm

    another young onset person.

    Interestingly they had the same experience as I did with my Jan - we had to pay to get a diagnosis, though fortunately we had medical insurance through my job. Of course the insurance died totally once there was a diagnosis. Even with the private diagnosis, it took many years because of Jan's age and the fact that dementia was not on the list of things to be considered.
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,847
    Kent
    It might be an idea for medical students to be given TP as part of their course work.
     
  3. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    I always refer to TP when I'm talking to medical and nursing students, and put a link to it in my handouts. Hopefully at least some of them will follow it up.

    (Though I haven't seen any new members from this area):(
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,847
    Kent
    Perhaps it`s because we are just humble carers and not `professionals`:rolleyes:
     
  5. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    Hi all,

    When I have been out speaking at events, I always spend time near the end talking about this website, as many don't know that it exists.
    I recently had the privilage to speak at a Carers group, and some people said that they wished they had heard about Talking Point earlier on, when they did not know where to turn.
    I also spoke to a group of Doctors at a local surgery and pointed out that this site existed, and they were truly suprised that anyone needed something like this. It just proves that Doctors don't always know what is going on around them. I think we really need to push T.P. a little more in the local branch media and newsletters, and perhaps Doctors Surgerys.

    This site has been a God Send to many and I hope it remains that way.

    Best wishes

    Ken
     
  6. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #6 Margarita, Jul 5, 2007
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2007
    Your right Ken

    May be could be push by local AZ groups , making small poster that could be sent to local surgerys to hang on clip broads , notice boards in surgerys & local hospitals .

    Wondering what objection( if any ) the administrators of TP would say about that ?

    PS Hazel Just to get an Idear
    What does it say on your handouts ?
     
  7. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Maggie, the handouts vary according to who I'm talking to -- could be trainee doctors, hospital nurses, community nurses.

    I always tell them about TP in my talk, and mention that there is a lot of useful information about the probems encountered by carers, with a separate forum for professionals.

    I then put the TP url at the bottom of the handout.
     

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