Happy Birthday, Talking Point!

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by SerenaS, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
    Staff Member

    Apr 7, 2011
    13,189
    London
    #1 SerenaS, Mar 27, 2015
    Last edited: May 1, 2015
    Many happy returns to Talking Point, which is 12 years old on 31 March!

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    We've supported over 40,000 members over the years.

    How has TP helped you?

    To help mark the day, we'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to say thank you, share your experience of how Talking Point has helped you or just say Happy Birthday, please add a reply below. :)

    Finally, I'd like to say a massive thank you to our volunteers who help to support you all and to everyone who has clicked 'reply' and offered support to others.

    Thanks,

    Serena, Harriet and the Talking Point Team :)
     
  2. JenniferW

    JenniferW Registered User

    Jul 17, 2011
    44
    Shropshire
    Being there

    I've valued both the Alzheimer's Society website and Talking Point just for being there. I've not been a big user of Talking Point, maybe because the local branch of the Alzheimer's Society is on the doorstep, and the staff there, plus monthly carers' coffee mornings went a long way to help us with general support and over all sorts of specific things. But Talking Point has been the one place which taps into such a large community, with such a vast range of experience. There's always people here who have similar experiences and their answers are always helpful.
     
  3. Acco

    Acco Registered User

    Oct 3, 2011
    228
    Thank you for being there whenever we need information, support, or just to let off steam. Happy Birthday and long may you reign.
     
  4. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,491
    Female
    Near Southampton
    I honestly don't think I would have coped without TP over the past few years.
    Members have been my companions, advisors, my counsellors and most importantly, my friends.
    Many still are and I hope they will remain so.
    A very big THANK YOU to TP for just being there for me.
    I know my husband would have joined me in thanking you if he could have done too. :)
     
  5. disi

    disi Registered User

    A Very happy birthday. Thank you for being there, although I am not a great user I certainly come on when I get the chance. Everyone is always so helpful and its just lovely to talk to others who are in the same situation. We all know the highs and lows of this terrible illness.

    Lots of hugs disi xx
     
  6. Sammyjo1

    Sammyjo1 Registered User

    Jul 8, 2014
    194
    I've not been a member for very long but I find TP a wonderful place to come and visit. It is the most supportive, non-judgemental forum I have ever come across and thanks to the Alzheimers Society for setting it up, to the moderators for keeping it going and to the contributors for making it such a valuable resource

    Here's to the next 12 years
     
  7. Delphie

    Delphie Registered User

    Dec 14, 2011
    1,244
    Happy Birthday TP! :)
     
  8. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,829
    UK
    Wow 12 years, just a baby then!!! For me my thanks have to go to your volunteers/moderators, great knowledge and always got their eyes on the ball, allowing certain threads to grow and then acting properly when something looks like its going wrong, abusive or irrelevant. So well done and thank you.
     
  9. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,535
    North East England
    Gosh, I don't know where to begin in describing just how much Talking Point means to me :)

    So I'll just say a huge thank you to all members, some of whom have become good friends, and to everyone who helps to run the forum, because without you I would have crumbled.

    Oh, and

    Happy Birthday !!!
     
  10. Lindy50

    Lindy50 Registered User

    Dec 11, 2013
    5,287
    Cotswolds
    I agree Tin :)

    Happy birthday TP, an always reliable source of support and information, and available 24/7 too. Fantastic forum :cool: xx
     
  11. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Happy Birthday TP! :D

    I would not have survived without this site. Six years is a long time to live without any other support.

    Thanks to you all, just for 'being there'. Long may TP reign :) xxxx
     
  12. father ted

    father ted Registered User

    Aug 16, 2010
    683
    London
    Thanks for being a completely anonymous ear when I need to share my innermost worries, fears and frustrations and also being many wise heads on many broad shoulders when I need the wisdom of people who are walking the same path as my family.
     
  13. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    9,769
    Merseyside
    I'm a newbie & this site has been an absolute godsend.
     
  14. Kjn

    Kjn Registered User

    Jul 27, 2013
    5,835
    Happy Happy Birthday TP:D
     
  15. tr211

    tr211 Registered User

    May 9, 2014
    1
    cheers and happy birthday!

    So far my wife and I have been dealing positively with her PCA. Lots of exercise, long walks, social interaction and the like. She still reads with the help of her Kindle and tries to do some daily writing exercises...even if it's just a few words. I know that if I need help and support you are just a "mouse click" away and that is a tremendous relief. My very best wishes on your remarkable 12 years. Thank you.
     
  16. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,854
    Suffolk
    Happy Birthday, TP. Unfortunately crises do not happen close to the various Carers meetings I go to, but TP is there 24/7, there's always a reply pretty quickly and it's such a comfort!
     
  17. Wendy7713

    Wendy7713 Registered User

    Aug 18, 2014
    11
    Happy birthday TP!! Always there when you need someone
     
  18. 2197alexandra

    2197alexandra Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    355
    Sileby
    Happy birthday TP without you I don't think I could of looked after my dad. Thank you for always being there no matter what time no matter what problem. Dad's gone now but I'll always have TP right at my fingertips whenever I need you. My love to all that help and share on TP your like my big adopted family. X
     
  19. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,265
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Happy birthday TP since I found you nearly a year ago I have been much better in dealing with dementia. Also made some lovely friends on here and the support we all get is just fantastic :) long may you continue


    Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
     
  20. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
    5,570
    Male
    Bristol
    I just found you and am still not sure of the forum, but glad it's there just for information and reassurance we are not (OH and I) alone in struggling with dementia. Here's to another 12 years.
     

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