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Hi. I car for my mom who has a duel diagnosis of altzhmers and vascular dementia. We have always managed to take her on holiday with us as a family but last year she got very distressed. So am looking for suggestion on where me and my mom can go away with other carers and sufferers in a dementia friendly place
It would have to be in this country and disable your friendly too as my mom is in a wheelchair. I feel it would be a shame for her to miss out and I am hoping that there are some places… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Check out Revitalise , a charity that provides holidays for disabled people & carers . They have specialised Dementia weeks 3 times per year xx expensive but AMAZING ( funding is available )
I am a carer & love my week at Sandpipers x my husband also enjoys the love & care he receives xx

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Hi, Karen. Try these folks. http://www.mindforyou.co.uk/ They are specialists in escorted holidays for people with dementia and a family member. Lots of smiley faces on their FB photos. Must be doing something right.

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I am afraid to say Karen that outside their normal little routine, it is very hard to try and take them away as it progresses. My friend with vascular and alzheimers was full of anxiety. Taking him to neighborhood restaurants, the duck pond where he could feed the geese, a flower garden in the park, or the church started to be his world outside just walking around the neighborhood. The more you see anxiety creeping into to normal every weekly task, such as grocery shopping, clothes shopping, etc., the more important staying close to home and sleeping in their own bed becomes. Routine keeps them calm and that keeps the panic attacks and other issues at bay longer.

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thankyou

posted over 3 years ago
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