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Alzheimers Care: Travel Tips for Seniors in Ogden

Caring for a loved one in Ogden who has Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. That’s why many people turn to professional Alzheimer’s care services, such as our Alzheimer’s care program at Visiting Angels® Davis-Weber for seniors in Ogden, Riverdale, Roy, Clearfield, Farmington, Centerville, Bountiful, Layton, and the surrounding communities. If you are thinking about traveling with a loved one who requires Alzheimer’s care services, there are many factors you should consider as you plan your trip.

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Our Alzheimer’s Care Tips for Travel

Before creating a trip itinerary, it’s important to think long and hard about how travel will affect your loved one in Ogden. While some seniors who receive Alzheimer’s care can enjoy the pleasures of travel, it is simply too disorienting for many people with dementia. Visiting Angels Davis-Weber has listed a few travel tips about Alzheimer’s care to keep in mind as you start to plan your upcoming trip away from Ogden:

  • Make your trip as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Keeping your loved one comfortable means ensuring that their daily routine is only minimally disrupted. In addition, it’s important to choose the most comfortable options available when it comes to selecting your accommodation and transport. Finally, consider inquiring in advance about helpful services such as an airport escort service to make sure that your trip goes as smoothly as possible.
  • Carry important documents with you at all times. Before leaving Ogden, make sure you have copies of all your loved one’s Alzheimer’s care documents. This may include updated medical information and a list of the medications that he or she takes, an emergency contact list, important legal documents, health insurance information, and a list of allergies. It’s best to keep separate copies of these documents in each of your bags in case you get separated from your luggage.
  • Take precautions against wandering. Your loved one is more likely to wander off outside of their home environment in Ogden and away from their normal Alzheimer's care routine. Be vigilant about staying with your loved one at all times, especially in crowded areas like airports. Finally, take a moment to enroll them in MedicAlert®+ Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® as a safety precaution.

Could your family in Ogden benefit from the assistance of an Alzheimer's care provider? Call Visiting Angels Davis-Weber today for more information about getting started with our Alzheimer's care services in Ogden, Riverdale, Roy, Clearfield, Farmington, Centerville, Bountiful, Layton, and the surrounding communities.

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