June 30 Online Chat: Dementia and Traveling Tips

iStock_000008248330XSmall-300x245.jpgProviding care for dementia sufferers presents numerous challenges.  During the summer especially, many caregivers plans vacation trips – some large and involved, others simpler and shorter - and must consider the limitations of their patients.  Many dementia patients become confused, anxious, or aggressive in new situations and locations, or feel agitated while on the road or in the air.

Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia benefit from advice from both professionals and those who are in the "same boat" – caregivers of patients with dementia. Home Instead Senior Care's next online chat provides an excellent opportunity to seek such advice.

June 30th  chat

Home Instead Senior Care's ongoing series of online chats are designed specifically for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  The next live online chat, which begins at 5:00 p.m. EDT, is entitled "Tips for Traveling with a Loved One Who Has Dementia." It will be led by David Troxel, an internationally known expert on Alzheimer’s disease and memory care.  He has co-authored five influential books (most notably, The Best Friends™ Approach to Alzheimer’s Care) relating to Alzheimer’s disease care as well as staff development and training.

During the June 30 chat, participants can:

  • Ask David Troxel about difficulties they have encountered or expect to encounter as they plan trips and outings over the next few months.
  • Learn what other caregivers have found helpful when traveling with a loved one with dementia.
  • Share their own tips and advice on the subject with other members of the community.

Those interested in participating in the “Tips for Traveling with a Loved One Who Has Dementia” chat  can learn more and sign up by clicking here.  Visitors can also find links to transcripts from previous online chats about dementia.

Many caregivers enjoy the prospect of spending some time on a trip or vacation. This online chat can help to make those trips more enjoyable for all participants.​

​Related Article: 

Seniors: How Can You Travel Economically?​​​​ ~ newportnews.myhomecareblog.com


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