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    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2009 edited
     
    MESSAGE BOARD GUIDELINES – PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

    PURPOSE OF THE ALZHEIMER SPOUSE MESSAGE BOARDS:
    These boards are here for the support of spouses of Alzheimer/Dementia patients. Their purpose is to provide a safe place for spouses to discuss issues unique to spousal caregivers. They are designed to provide support for, and opinions of, the writers.

    IF YOU ARE NOT A SPOUSE:

    The Alzheimer Spouse website was set up because there were no resources for the unique issues faced by spouses of Alzheimer patients. Only another spouse can understand the emotional issues involved in spousal caregiving. If you are caring for a relative other than a spouse, please visit the www.alz.org message boards, where you will find adult children and grandchildren caregivers who can give you the support you need.

    ACCURACY OF INFORMATION PRESENTED:

    The administration of the Alzheimer Spouse Message boards does not endorse or support any claims made as to Alzheimer treatments, drugs, or supplements discussed on the boards by professionals or non-professionals. The information posted is the opinion of the writer only. These boards are not intended to provide personal, professional, medical, or psychological advice, and should not be relied upon to govern behavior in any certain or particular circumstances. These boards are not to be used as a substitute for counseling by those in need of serious professional mental health services. The opinions on the message boards are not necessarily endorsed by the owner of this website, and are the opinions of those persons writing the messages. All material on the message boards is for demonstration and informational purposes only.

    MONITORING OF APPROPRIATE MESSAGE BOARD BEHAVIOR:

    These boards are monitored continuously for:

    Inappropriate language
    Disrespect of other members
    Personal attacks on other members
    Discrimination
    Sexually inappropriate comments – By the very nature of the spousal issues, the discussion of intimacy and sexual issues is encouraged, but it must be respectful and dignified.

    Religious and Political Discussions - Everyone of any faith or no faith is welcome on these boards to discuss their struggles with their spouses' Alzheimer's Disease. However, this is not the place to discuss, persuade, or influence anyone concerning one's private, personal, political or religious beliefs. These types of discussions are ripe for misunderstandings and offending those who do not agree with you. If you wish to discuss at length your politcal or religious beliefs, there are countless forums on the Internet that will meet your need. The Alzheimer Spouse website is NOT a place for these discussions and will not host them under any circumstances.

    Any violation of these rules will result in comments being deleted at the discretion of the administrator of the message boards. If the violations continue, you will be banned from posting on this site.

    POSTING VS. READING:

    Please be aware that members use these boards for whatever type of support they need. Some write often. Some prefer to just read. Some write only when they feel they have something to add that no one else has said. Some prefer not to post at all. Everyone is urged to do what is best for them. What is comfortable for one person is not necessarily comfortable for another. It is expected that every member respects the wishes of a member to read, rather than post, if that is what they prefer to do.

    RESPONDING TO MESSAGES:
    Do not be offended if someone does not respond to your message. In a message board exchange it is perfectly acceptable not to respond to everyone who responds to your message. Caregivers are busy people, and sometimes they just skim the boards for information.

    SOLICITATION AND ADVERTISING:
    Any requests for advertising or soliciting for your special project or website must go through administration first. E-mail joan@thealzheimerspouse.com if you wish to advertise on the website or would like an Alzheimer’s related project mentioned. Unapproved ads or solicitations for other websites on the message boards will be deleted.




    ©Copyright 2009 Joan Gershman
    The Alzheimer Spouse LLC 2009 All Rights Reserved
    • CommentAuthordoneit
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2009
     
    When a person has been posting regularly and suddenly stops I am concerned for their welfare.
    • CommentAuthorGypsy2
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2009
     
    Me too. I myself had stopped posting for a couple months due to health issues with my daughters pregnancy, and I thought about this site a lot bu couldn't focus on this because of my daughters need for my attention plus my dh ad. Glad to be back.
    • CommentAuthorFayeBay*
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2010 edited
     
    I think this list of guidelines is a great idea. I am always afraid I will do something wrong.
    • CommentAuthorRosie
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2010
     
    I AM NEW AT USING THE MESSAGE BOARDS. HOW DOES ONE KEEP TRACK OF ANSWERS TO MY ORIGINAL QUESTION.
    ALSO , IS THERE AN EASY WAY TO BRING UP PAST ENTRIES . ROSIE
    • CommentAuthordivvi*
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2010 edited
     
    Rosie you should start a separate NEW DISCUSSION with your questions and then others will post below it and you will have a record of everyones entry. for bringing up past posts go to the SEARCH bar and type in the general idea of your question you are looking for and it will bring up other posts and topics that are similar. hope this helps.
    divvi
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2010
     
    also, usually using the advanced search will bring more success - at least I have found that out.
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    Where do I find the Facebook posts I see referred to on this board. thks.
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      CommentAuthordeb112958
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2011
     
    flo39,

    You need to join facebook and then ask to join the "azspouse" page.
    • CommentAuthorabby* 6/12
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2011
     
    How long does it take for a post to show? I started my first discussion, and it was long, almost half an hour ago. My account shows the activity ; but no post shows on the board.
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    Did you hit the add your comments button?
    • CommentAuthordancyn
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2012
     
    New mlwmber don't k ow how to post?
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    "Start a new discussion " Click on this to start a new conversation (found on top left of screen) and begin. Don't forget to push the :add your comments: on left lower screen. To add to an existing thread just click on topic and add your conversation. Again-don't forget to press "add your comments" button. Welcome to the site.
    • CommentAuthoraham
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2016
     
    thanks for the guidelines - but I'm probably only going to *lurk* and learn, not post, for a while. Thanks!