1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January 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.

What do you think of Talking Point? Let us know your thoughts

Discussion in 'Alzheimer's Society notices' started by HarrietD, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Apr 29, 2014
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    What do you think about Talking Point? How have we helped you and how could we improve?

    Each year, we ask you to tell us your experiences of using Talking Point. Your views are really important to us as it means we can keep track of how we're doing, and continue to make things better.

    Whether you're a regular poster on Talking Point or dip in and out, and whether you've been a member for years or you've just joined us, we'd love to hear from you.


    You may even have completed the survey last year (if you did, thank you!) We’d still very much like to hear what you have to say.

    We really care what you think about Talking Point, and it helps us to improve the community and keep it a supportive and welcoming place to be.

    The information you share will be anonymous and confidential, and you don't need to share any personal details. However, if you'd like the chance to win a £20 high street voucher, all we need from you is your email address.

    Thanks everyone :)
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    Thanks Harriet. I've completed yet another survey.
     
  3. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

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    Thanks Harriet, job done.
     
  4. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Thanks so much @Grannie G and @nae sporran, we really appreciate it. It really helps to know what we're doing well and not so well, so that we can continue to improve TP for you all :)
     
  5. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

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  6. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

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  7. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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  8. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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  9. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Thanks @Izzy, much appreciated!
     
  10. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Apr 29, 2014
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    It's been about two weeks since we opened our survey and we've had some powerful responses so far on how TP has helped you. One person said:

    Reading that others have the same fears or worries, seeing the incredibly supportive environment and the genuine responses that people post to each other ... It's invaluable and not the sort of support you could find in a 'professional' context.

    We’d still love to hear what you have to say. It's really important that we get your feedback, so that we know what's working well and things we need to improve on.


    The survey is open until the end of January, so there's still plenty of time if you'd like to let us know your thoughts.

    Thanks everyone :)
     
  11. Baby Bunty

    Baby Bunty Registered User

    Jan 24, 2018
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    Will do it now thankyou.xxx
     
  12. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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  13. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

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  14. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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  15. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

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  16. jknight

    jknight Registered User

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  17. jknight

    jknight Registered User

    Oct 23, 2015
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    Talking Point has been a lifeline for me. Mum has Alzheimer's and my husband and I have been coping on our own. We have engaged carers to prompt medication four days each week (And supervise breakfast, lay the tray for lunch and make a sandwich for tea)
    I am well aware that mum is nowhere as bad as some but it is still tough.
    We have managed one week away in six years (Dorset to be close)
     
  18. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Thanks both! @jknight I'm so glad to hear TP has been a lifeline for you while you and your husband are caring for your mum. I hope you continue to find the support you need here.
     

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