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Thanks for the information, my wife has been diagnosed with Vascular Dementia and at present she has not made any attempt to wander off quite the contrary she will not leave my side, she is mobile so would the Airport arrange for us to Board First as I believe the hanging around may cause a few problems!I know everyone is different and I can only talk about my own experience. My husband and I still go on holidays. We manage reasonably well just now but I do a lot of planing!
I use airport assistance so that Bill doesn't get overtired in the airports. It has worked brilliantly as we are always boarded either first or last and the cabin crew are aware of Bill's needs.
Since a holiday a few years back when Bill wandered out of the room when I was asleep I always rake a small infra red alarm with me. I put this across the threshold of the room so that if Bill opens the door and almighty re will be set offend I will hopefully wake up!!
It's good you have people going with you. This way any problems will be shared. X
Thanks for your guidance IzzyI would contact the airline re assistance. Ryanair left us to board last! Easyjet and Flybe we boarded first. Bill is mobile as well but he was happy to have the wheelchair as he gets tired. This was especially useful in Gatwick as we had to transfer from terminal 1 to terminal 2.
Hi MeglinWell we are off tomorrow for a week in Spain.!!!!! I never thought we would make it again this year after Peter (OH) being in the Assessment Ward for 10 weeks as I could not cope with his wandering agitation. However with a change in his medication things have improved and we are grabbing the opportunity whilst we are able to manage a holiday. We are going with our daughter and family-I would not attempt it on our own so (fingers crossed) we will all enjoy it. We have been to this resort and Apartment many times before so perhaps Peter will remember some of it!! I have to go into Hospital not long after we return which is going to present problems with Peter so I am looking forward to this break. Good Luck BIG H with your holiday. Best Wishes Meglin
I took this very difficult step for my husband earlier in year and he has just started 2 days. I can' t believe he has settled so well after clinging to me for 2years. I feel so refreshed and find the other days so much easier to care for him and always look forward to collecting him. We do have to pay but it's worth every penny. It will get easier for you. STI have taken a Big Step for me and contacted Social regarding my wife going to Day Care one day a week, but was surprised at the cost of this, but I have no option as I need respite, things are beginning to get to me and just to have time to myself for 1 day would allow me to calm down.