Hi all, My uncle is 79 and has early Alzheimer's. My brother and I are his closest relatives and we visit him an alternate days to ensure he's had something to eat and give him some company. In the past he has been closer to my brother (This doesn't bother me, it's just for a bit of background). Anyhoo, my brother wants to take my uncle back to Jamaica to visit relatives. I think this is a mistake. If our Jamaican relatives miss him, then they could chat over the computer or maybe visit here (at a push). I think taking an old man half way round the world to visit people he won't recognise is a mistake. I doubt they'd know much about Alzheimer's (Because who does until you have to deal with it?) Any thoughts? My condiserations are: Would he cope on a plane for 9 hours (He doesn't like noise)? Insurance maybe high as it's a pre-existing condition He is anxious when out of his home environmnet (even when visting our mutual homes). He had a tendancy to go wondering. What if this happened while we were visiting realatives (In the hotel, it's less of an issue)? Would there be adequate medical provision if something was to happen (e.g. Knowlege of Dementia by Doctors if they had to treat him for something else such as a fall). My brother takes him to his appointments with the memory clinics, but I'm not sure how much he's taken in about the diagnosis. Is it just me or does anyone else think is a bad idea? Thoughts on how to broach this with my brother would be appreciated. PS: We don't have Power of Attorney in place.