Traveling With Alzheimer's

July 21, 2014 5:30 PM

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Susan was traveling with her husband to Hawaii to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Bob, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease three years prior, could no longer work or drive or plan anything on his own, but he could still walk, talk and live a relatively normal life. Before boarding their plane, Susan went to the bathroom and asked Bob to wait for her at the gate. But when Susan returned, her husband was gone. Bob was trying to board the wrong plane.

Summer is the most popular vacation time of the year; and for many, a chance to finally relax and rejuvenate from the stressors of work and daily life. However, for caregivers and people with Alzheimer's, traveling can be the exact opposite and can present a host of challenges that must be considere...

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