If you have just joined Talking Point, a warm welcome to you from all the forum members. Are you wondering what to do next? You have probably read some of the content of the forum already and a good place to start is to introduce yourself to the other members. If you included some details about your situation when you registered, then members may have missed that, so by all means repeat it when you post. This thread is a closed one, which means you can't reply to it, so if you want to introduce yourself, just create a new thread. If you don't know how to post a message, then why not look at the Help section? The Help section is split into different areas, which contain lots of useful information about how to use the forum: http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/faq.php Instructions on how to post a message can be found here: http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/faq.php?faq=vb3_reading_posting#faq_vb3_posting Once again, welcome to Talking Point. We hope you will find the forum helpful. Some final thoughts: Outside the Talking Point forum, and among a wealth of other information, the Alzheimer's Society web site contains some very helpful factsheets. They cover a multitude of subjects. You can find them at http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/factsheets Here are a few that you may wish to look at initially - Nos: 400 - What is dementia? 401 - What is Alzheimer's Disease? 471 - After a diagnosis 454 - How health and social care professionals can help 467 - Financial and legal Affairs 468 - Paying care home fees 469 - When does the local authority pay for care 472 - Enduring power of attorney and lasting powers of attorney Don't forget the other Forums. There is the Members Only area, which includes a 'Tea Room' where you can share jokes and a 'Poems' area for your poems. And our ‘Information and Resources’ section is full of good advice about questions that often crop up - for example our Really Useful Resources thread.