1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Ereilly62

    Ereilly62 Registered User

    Sep 8, 2008
    8
    n.ireland
    hello i am new to this site and i have memory problems like leaveing the front and back door open sometimes all night also i forget simly things has anyone else had this i have been to my gp and been to the hospital for a memory test and a brain scan
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,143
    Kent
    Hello Edward.

    I`m sorry you have memory problems.

    My husband has them too and was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2005. Living through this with him has shown me how upsetting these symptoms are.

    Have you had the results of your memory test and scan yet? Please let us know how you got on.

    Take care xx
     
  3. Ereilly62

    Ereilly62 Registered User

    Sep 8, 2008
    8
    n.ireland
    thank you for replaying the doctor said the memory test went well but i have not had the brain test back yet i allso live on my own and some times i am very down my sister lives about 4 miles away and she dose not drive so i am alone most of the time
     
  4. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
    14,697
    Hello Edward

    I think it's marvellous that you have found Talking Point which could help you to connect to people. Although you haven't got the results back yet and your problems may be something entirely different from the dementias dealt with on this site, you might still find it helpful to ring your local Alzheimers Society and ask someone to come and visit you. I found them very informative and very supportive and I am sure that it won't matter to them whether you yet have a diagnosis or not.

    In the meantime welcome to Talking Point and I hope that you find it supportive in offering advice and friendship.

    Love and best wishes
     
  5. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Hello Edward,

    You don't say how old you are..

    I do understand that memory problems are a worry..especially if you are living alone..

    It's good news that the GP said the memory test went well..I do hope that your other tests will be equally positive.

    Please let us know the outcome...and don't hesitate to post if you feel you need to talk.

    Love gigi xx
     
  6. Ereilly62

    Ereilly62 Registered User

    Sep 8, 2008
    8
    n.ireland
    sorry i am 55 years
     
  7. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
    14,697
    Hello Edward

    Did the doctor say when you might get the results from the scan?

    I hope you have a good day.

    Love
     
  8. dolly gee

    dolly gee Registered User

    Mar 9, 2007
    47
    merseyside
    menory problems

    edward i have been haveing memory loss for some time now you dont say how old you are i am 69 and its been at least 5 years but get a check up and see what happens i am sure its not as bad as you think dolly gee
     

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