Taking mom on a trip

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melliz
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   Posted 2/2/2011 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been caring for my 86 year old mother with AD for 2 years. She is comfortable and relaxed in my home. She really doesn't have any desire to go out much, however I would like to take her on a trip to the Bahamas. She always loved the ocean , so I picture a room with a balcony overlooking the water. We would have to only leave for meals. i could read while she watched T.V while enjoying the view. Does this sound possible? The flight would be 3 hours. She is entering the moderate stage, though she sleeps and eats well and dresses herself. Thanks

Red_34
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   Posted 2/3/2011 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
How very nice of you, wanting to take your mother on a trip! (Can I go instead??? j/k! lol) I don't know how your mother will react to being in different surroundings but I know with my grandmother, she did not like it at all. She was a very peaceful person but if I took her out of familiar surroundings, she lost it. You might want to ask her doctor about his/her recommendations.
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   Posted 2/3/2011 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Like Sherry, my mom reacts the same way. My mom use to LOVE to cruise...took them every single year for 15 years. She was extremely active, volunteering, working full time, etc. etc. Since her diagnosis, she does well in her space and really has no desire at all to leave it. If we have to take her out, she does become very stressed out and when she returns, doesn't know where she is, etc. etc. Also, it has become almost a fight to get her to leave.

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melliz
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   Posted 2/3/2011 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your input. I put in a call to her doctor and am waiting to hear. I am hoping as long as we are together things will be fine. At my house she basically wants to watch t.v all day except for a weekly outing to a day program. As much as I hate the t.v, reading the guide all day and watching shows seems to give her structure . I am imagining that at the resort she can continue with the t.v but we will have an incredible view and nice meals.

Red_34
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   Posted 2/3/2011 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe you can try taking her to a hotel for the night to see how she does?
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