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Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by deita2, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. deita2

    deita2 Registered User

    Nov 12, 2014
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    Right then everyone, I have booked a holiday for myself and my lovely husband who has FTD. It is not a specialised holiday because of dementia, it has been booked because it was on offer and seemed to suit us.
    4 star hotel with half board, flights and transfers.
    I hope I have done the right thing and not landed myself with a problem I can't cope with.
    Does anyone offer any advice, tips?

    We are not too needy at the moment, but should I alert the airlines, holiday people or the insurance company?

    I am looking forward to the holiday and I am sure my lovely husband is too, (albeit he will have forgotten about it by now)

    Any advice/experience would be good for me.
    thanks,

    a lifted spirit
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,756
    Female
    Dundee
    #2 Izzy, Apr 9, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2015
    I'm glad you've booked a holiday. Well done.

    You do need to declare the medical condition on your travel insurance. It makes it a bit dearer but you'll know you're covered.

    Until recently I haven't informed the airline. My husband's needs have changed a lot and now I do inform them. The main reasons are that I book assistance to the plane and that I can get free extra baggage allowance to carry continence products. I realise you probably won't need any of that.

    We're going to Spain in May but I'm taking a carer with us. I've done that once before and it was great for us. This time I intend to tell cabin staff. This is mainly because he seems to enjoy opening his seat belt when he shouldn't! Also so that they're aware that one of us will assist him in the loo. You may feel it not necessary to tell cabin staff but it might just be an idea so that they understand any 'quirky' behaviour!

    I take a little infra red alarm with me. I place this across the door so that if he tries to wander into the corridor during the night I'll hear it! This is because he did that twice once on s holiday to Turkey!!

    Have a great time!


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  3. Countryboy

    Countryboy Registered User

    Mar 17, 2005
    1,401
    Male
    Cornwall
    Holiday

    Lzzy are you going to Majorca because we're going for 2 weeks in May

    Cheers Tony
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,756
    Female
    Dundee
    Hi Tony. No. We're going to Villajoyosa near Benidorm. Jeany will be in Spain then as well. We could have arranged a TP getogether!:D
     
  5. Countryboy

    Countryboy Registered User

    Mar 17, 2005
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    Male
    Cornwall
    Hi lzzy I was thinking the same thing we could have got together for a chat maybe another time

    " Enjoy your Holiday "

    we have great weather here in Cornwall at moment

    Cheers Tony xx
     

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