Talking Point

What is Talking Point? 

Talking Point is a helpful online community where anyone who is affected by dementia can receive valuable support.

It's free, open day or night, and to access Talking Point you just need an internet connection.

On the forum you can:

  • ask for advice
  • read other people's stories
  • offload your concerns about dementia
  • share helpful information.

NB. Talking Point is not manned by professional advisers, and cannot provide medical or legal advice. Help is provided through shared experience and peer support.

How is Talking Point run?

We couldn't run Talking Point without the valuable help of our volunteers, who have personal experience of caring for people with dementia. They help to welcome new members, point people toward useful resources and provide ongoing support for the service.

Alzheimer's Society staff also help to keep the community running smoothly, answering questions about how to use Talking Point and supporting community members.

How can I post a message?

Anyone can read the messages in Talking Point's public forums – where members post messages and receive responses. To post your own message you need to join the community by registering.

This short film explains how to register as a member of Talking Point.


Many new members begin by posting a message to introduce themselves, in our welcome forum. You may prefer to browse the forum for a while, and simply read what others have written, before posting a message.

I'm having trouble using Talking Point - who can I contact?

Please contact the team by emailing talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll aim to reply as soon as possible.

You can also look at our help videos.

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