Holidays for people with dementia

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Karenhoffen, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. Karenhoffen

    Karenhoffen Registered User

    Dec 18, 2014
    5
    Marlborough, Wiltshire
    Have people come across this organisation? Dementia Adventure.

    We have been on holiday with them once to the Isle of Wight and are going on the sailing holiday in June. I've been very impressed with them and recommend anyone thinking of going on a holiday with someone with dementia to have a look at their services.

    My husband has frontotemporal dementia behavioural variant. On our holiday there were two people with FTD and two with Alzheimer's. The support workers coped well with the range of dementia.

    I'd be interested to know of other people's experiences.
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,725
    Female
    London
    I've come across them but I wasn't sure about their level of support re incontinence etc. Could you tell us more about it please? I take OH to a Revitalise Centre twice a year for Alzheimer's week. They have nurses and a laundry service.
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,725
    Female
    London
    Thanks but unless I am overlooking it, it doesn't say much about the level of support given?
     
  5. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
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    Durham
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Dundee
    #6 Izzy, Apr 4, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2015
  7. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
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    Scotland
    That looks great Izzy. Let us know how it goes.
     
  8. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Female
    Dundee
    I will Marion. Not so nervous about it as we will have our own carer with us.
     
  9. Karenhoffen

    Karenhoffen Registered User

    Dec 18, 2014
    5
    Marlborough, Wiltshire
    The level of care given varied based on the needs of the people there. When we went last year, my husband didn't need much support. It was more awareness of his difficulties and not feeling pressurised. He needed long toilet visits, but everyone was able to wait and I could send one of the team in to check on him. There was one support worker per couple. Some of the couples needed more support and had one or two people with them whenever needed. Everyone felt completely looked after.

    Since last year my husband has deteriorated a lot. He now needs support in the toilet. I have spoken to Dementia Adventure about it and they have said they will help him in the toilet. I wasn't expecting that at all so it's a big bonus. I recommend giving them a call to talk through the support required. They arrange the support around the needs of the individuals. It is very personalised.
     

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