Visiting Angels Mentor, OH Blog

Alzheimer's Care: Travel Tips for Seniors in Mentor

As a trusted resource for Alzheimer's care, Visiting Angels® Mentor receives many questions from families about their loved ones. One question we frequently hear is in regards to traveling with a loved one who has Alzheimer's. Families want to know: Is is safe to travel with my loved one? What can I do to set them up for success while traveling? Do you have any suggestions to make travel easier for those with Alzheimer's or dementia? Visiting Angels Mentor is happy to share our knowledge regarding care of Alzheimer's disease and how to handle various situations. 

provider of Alzheimer's care in Mentor sitting with elderly man

If your loved one is recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, there is a good chance they can still enjoy travel. However, if your loved one is easily overwhelmed by new situations, or tends to become aggressive when under stress, traveling may not be right for them. In this case, you may choose to leave your loved one with a professional  Alzheimer's caregiver from Visiting Angels Mentor. If you absolutely must travel with a loved one who is further along in the progression of their illness and you anticipate difficulties, you may consider hiring a medical transport. 

Tips for Safe and Enjoyable Travel

If you feel your loved one is fit to travel, the Alzheimer's care specialists from Visiting Angels Mentor would like to offer some useful tips. Some helpful suggestions include:

  • Allow extra time for your loved one to get acclimated to changing surroundings 
  • Create a detailed itinerary and share it with your emergency contacts
  • Keep important documents with you such as physician information, insurance information, and medications
  • Consider visiting familiar locations your loved one has been to prior to their diagnosis
  • Have your loved one wear an identification bracelet in case you become separated or they wander
  • Keep essentials with you, including water, snacks, medications, activities, and a change of clothes
  • Stay with your loved one at all times

Alzheimer's Care from Visiting Angels Mentor

If you and your loved one are traveling to Concord Township, Eastlake, Painesville, Timberlake, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willowick, or the Mentor OH area, consider contacting Visiting Angels Mentor for Alzheimer's care. We can provide temporary assistance during your stay to make your trip more enjoyable.

Call Visiting Angels Mentor today to learn more about our Alzheimer's care services and how memory care can benefit your loved one while traveling and during day-to-day life.

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