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Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by Noorza, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Noorza

    Noorza Registered User

    Jun 8, 2012
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    Does anyone know?
     
  2. Noorza

    Noorza Registered User

    Jun 8, 2012
    6,542
    Found them, must have been a blip.
     
  3. Pross

    Pross Registered User

    Mar 2, 2013
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    I got confused too. Seems changes are afoot.
     
  4. woowoo

    woowoo Registered User

    Jul 20, 2013
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    Where are they Noorza? I'm lost! X
     
  5. Shash7677

    Shash7677 Registered User

    This new set up will take some getting used to!!!!
     
  6. KatherineW

    KatherineW Volunteer Moderator

    Oct 2, 2007
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    #6 KatherineW, Jul 22, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
    Hi all,

    You can find all the posts from the old 'Support for people with dementia and their carers' forum >>here<<. To find the old Support and Resources forums, just scroll down to the bottom of the home page.

    And you can read about the changes we've made and why >>here<<.

    I hope that helps.

    I'll move this thread over to our 'Welcome & help using Talking Point' forum now, as that's the best place for this discussion. :)
     
  7. Noorza

    Noorza Registered User

    Jun 8, 2012
    6,542

    I can't get to the old style forum, or can't figure out how to get there without using the link above.

    How can you find it, if I can't find this thread?
     
  8. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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  9. Noorza

    Noorza Registered User

    Jun 8, 2012
    6,542
    Thanks Izzy I'll give that a try.
     
  10. KatherineW

    KatherineW Volunteer Moderator

    Oct 2, 2007
    12,654
    London
    Thanks Izzy! I've edited my post above to include a link to the TP home page.
     
  11. SerenaS

    SerenaS Administrator
    Staff Member

    Apr 7, 2011
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    Thanks Izzy :)


    Here are some tips for other members who'd like to find their way around Talking Point


    1) If you want to find the most recent posts on Talking Point:

    Scroll to the top and just below the light blue rectangle across the top, click on 'Most Recent Posts' (see picture below)

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    2) If you want to look at the list of different forums we have:

    Scroll to the top and on the light blue rectangle, click on 'Forum Home' (see picture below)

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    This will take you to a list of the forums, including the ones that are closing soon (they're further down the list)


    3) If you want to find posts you have made:

    Scroll to the top and on the darker blue rectangle, on the right hand side, click on 'My Posts'

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    Hope this helps :)

    NB These tips are for members using Talking Point via an internet browser and not via our mobile app
     
  12. Noorza

    Noorza Registered User

    Jun 8, 2012
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    Not wanting to be a negative Nelly, I'm unconvinced about posting under the stages of dementia. With dementia being so different for everyone and such an untrackable condition, I don't know whether Mum has crossed from early to middle stages or with the TIA's recently if this now the start of the late stages and she gets forevermore angry and irrational.


    I have got a lot of information from people who are at the later stages too so I know more closely what to expect. I know we can chop and change between the new sections and will just have to get used to that.
     
  13. KatherineW

    KatherineW Volunteer Moderator

    Oct 2, 2007
    12,654
    London
    Hi Noorza

    You don't sound negative - you're making a fair point. :) We were conscious when we worked on defining our new forums that the lines between different stages of dementia can be blurred - especially as you say, around early-middle and middle-late stages.

    The main purpose of the 'stages' forums is to help people find the discussions that may be most relevant to them - for example, a person adjusting to a new diagnosis might find it overwhelming to read conversations about care options, or end of life care.

    There aren't hard and fast rules about when to post in these forums: mostly, it's about posting where feels comfortable for you, bearing in mind the way forums are described and the types of conversations that are in them. We will occasionally move threads, if a discussion feels really out of kilter with other conversations in a particular section.

    I hope that makes sense,
     
  14. FifiMo

    FifiMo Registered User

    Feb 10, 2010
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    Wiltshire
    Katherine,

    Why only a forum for partners or spouses. Nothing for relatives or friends with dementia, only if you are their carer! Where do they post now as all the general areas have gone?

    Thanks,

    Fiona
     
  15. KatherineW

    KatherineW Volunteer Moderator

    Oct 2, 2007
    12,654
    London
    Hi Fiona,

    We have designed our new sub-forums based on feedback from members, and following discussions with our volunteer team. A section for partners was something that was specifically requested by a number of people, hence us setting up this particular area.

    If, after everyone has got used to these updates, it's felt that a specific section for relatives and friends would also be beneficial, we can look at adding this.

    As with all of the changes, there will be some things we need to tweak and others that work from the get-go. Please do take your time to explore, and continue to feed back any comments and ask questions. :)

    Thanks,
     
  16. Noorza

    Noorza Registered User

    Jun 8, 2012
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    I personally can't see much of a difference between the problems a daughter or son living with a parent who has dementia experience and a partner or spouse living with a spouse who has dementia. 99 percent of the problems are the same. I can't see the need to separate the discussions between those two groups of people. We should be encouraged to talk to each other not split apart.

    The more I am understanding the new layout, albeit it as a newbie, the more I hope it reverts to the original layout.
     
  17. 1954

    1954 Registered User

    Jan 3, 2013
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    Sidcup
    This is very strange!
     
  18. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
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    Durham
    The practical things about caring for a parent or partner with dementia are very similar the emotional things are completely different ,
     
  19. Noorza

    Noorza Registered User

    Jun 8, 2012
    6,542
    Yet we are all emotionally devastated and can learn from each other's perspectives and experiences. It seems a shame to separate the two when the two are so similar.
     
  20. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Female
    Dundee
    Having cared for my mother who had vascular dementia and currently caring for my husband who as Alzheimer's I can see both sides. Yes there are many similarities. I find the emotional side of things totally different.
     

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