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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • Language:English
  • Pages:218
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543993103

Travel Well with Dementia

Essential Tips to Enjoy the Journey

by Jan Dougherty

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Overview
A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's disease doesn't mean you have to give up everything you love. For those who enjoy travel, and want to continue to do so, Travel Well with Dementia: Essential Tips to Enjoy the Journey is a must-read both for affected persons and their loved ones. Whether visiting family and friends or venturing to a new location for fun, it's packed with practical tips and strategies that will remove many of the stressors created by travel. Find confidence in your ability to stayed engaged with people and places that matter—and continue to create memories!
Description

A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's disease doesn't mean you have to give up everything you love. For those who enjoy travel, and want to continue to do so, Travel Well with Dementia: Essential Tips to Enjoy the Journey is a must-read both for patients and their loved ones. Whether visiting family and friends or venturing to a new location for fun, it's packed with practical tips and strategies that will remove many of the stressors created by travel. Find confidence in your ability to stayed engaged with people and places that matter—and continue to create memories! It may be difficult to imagine having a fun, successful trip if you're a person living with dementia, or someone caring for an affected person. Whether early in the diagnosis or further along the path of progression, with thoughtful preparation and adaptations travel is possible for many. This is the first book of its kind that considers what people living with dementia may experience during travel and helps travel companions know what to expect before, during, and after a trip. Embrace the concept that it is possible to live well with dementia, and find joy, purpose, and meaning along the way.

About the author
Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN is a nurse leader, innovator, and noted dementia care expert. With over three decades of clinical and leadership experience, she has been a pioneer, advancing care for people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia and their family caregivers. Many of her program innovations are used nationally and internationally. She is a noted speaker and author on numerous topics of dementia and has received many state and national awards for her leadership, community service, and program innovations. An advocate who believes it is possible for people to live well with dementia, she uses her knowledge of dementia and love of travel to educate, guide, and support meaningful travel. With greater awareness and understanding, families, travel companions and the travel industry can join together to ensure successful, safe, and memorable travels for all.
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