1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October 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.

  1. jem80s

    jem80s Registered User

    Jul 22, 2015
    8
    I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello to you all.

    My 86 year old mum was diagnosed two weeks ago with Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. She is just about to start taking tablets and on the waiting list for two group courses. Mum is forgetful especially with names and numbers and just stopping in mid sentence and her balance is getting a bit of a worry but she still gets on the bus to visit her friend and do a bit of gardening.

    I've been a bit of a lurker with this group over the past few days but thought I'd bite the bullet and join in :) I can already see that you're going to be a bit of a lifeline for me in the future so thank you in advance xx
     
  2. mrs mcgonnagal

    mrs mcgonnagal Registered User

    May 9, 2015
    153
    Hello,
    I lurk and occasionally post too, but most of all the information from everyone's experience is invaluable. You don't feel like you are so on your own. It will be a lifeline, best wishes x
     
  3. jem80s

    jem80s Registered User

    Jul 22, 2015
    8
    Thank you mrs mcgonnagal - I really appreciate it xx
     
  4. Amy in the US

    Amy in the US Registered User

    Feb 28, 2015
    4,623
    USA
    Jem, hello and welcome to TP. I'm very sorry to hear about your mum's diagnosis; this must be a difficult time for you.

    I am fairly new here myself but you are quite right, it's a lifeline. There's a huge amount of information and advice available here. You might like to have a read through older threads, or do a search, or just post whatever comes to mind. I have learnt so much here, I cannot even begin to tell you. I hope you'll find some help here also.
     
  5. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,590
    Female
    Dundee
    Good morning Jem welcome to TP.
     
  6. meganfarn

    meganfarn Registered User

    Sep 14, 2015
    1
    south wales
    Hello all Mam just diagnosed

    Hi,
    First time to post, I have also been lurking before having the courage to join , so basically
    I feel comforted that your stories, concerns and fears are mirrored in my own life and I hope that a lot of reasurrence will be gained knowing I am not alone after all.
     
  7. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,207
    Merseyside
    Welcome to TP Megan :)
     
  8. Slugsta

    Slugsta Registered User

    Hello and welcome Meganfarn.
     

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