March 16th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
It won’t always be easy when traveling with a senior who has dementia. We can offer you a few tips and tricks to help lighten the load. Make your next vacation amazing with these tips:
The first thing you will want to do is try to plan all your driving during the day. This is not always possible, but it offers the patient better visibility and makes travel easier.
Keep Your Essentials Close
Items such as ID cards, passports, legal documents, a fresh change of clothes, medications, emergency contact list and allergy list are all great things to have when traveling. Keep these all in a specific bag, and keep the bag close by. Things run more effective when you have all your needed items within reach.
Keep Things Familiar
By this, we mean to keep routines such as eating ones and nap times the same as much as possible. Consistency is key with this disease, and the better the schedule, the better, overall, the trip will be.
Simplify The Trip
This doesn’t mean to not enjoy it and rush all around as fast as you can, but try to not detour and prolong the trip. Try to get to the destination in a timely manner, without detours. The faster you reach the destination, the faster your elderly loved one can settle in and continue a routine.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Loved Ones, we would love to help you with any needs you might have.