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Traveling Tips for Those Living with Dementia

  • Keep essentials such as medications, travel itinerary, emergency contacts, current medical information, identification, and a current photo of your loved one with you at all times.
  • Assure that your loved one with dementia has information on their person to help identify who they are and who to contact. Suggestions include: the Alzheimer’s Association ID bracelet; a business card with name, address, cell phone number of a responsible party to contact tucked into a pocket, pocket book or wallet; laundry marker identification placed on the inside of your loved one’s clothing.
  • For the loved one, carry a recent photograph of the person with dementia that can be used to help identify your loved one in case of emergency. Preferred name, height, approximate weight can be written on the back of the photograph.
  • Carry two copies of your loved one’s current medication list and a copy of their advance directives
  • If staying in a hotel, book one large room with two beds and sleep in the bed closest to the door
  • Bring along a travel door alarm, night-lights, doorknob covers, or whatever safety devices and measures you normally use.
  • Speak to the hotel before your arrival to arrange the special services and specific needs you will require.
  • Unplug and remove all potentially dangerous items, such as the coffeemaker and unnecessary clutter.
  • Try to maintain as normal a schedule as possible and plan rest time and daily naps.

We know, we understand and we can help.

Because at Arden Courts, memory care is all we do. We strive to be a leader in memory care by providing a home-like, safe and supportive setting that nurtures the individuality of persons living with memory loss and gives their families the peace of mind they deserve.

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