Dementia and transport
Memory Days are a great way to enjoy all those places you havn’t been to for a long time.
Maybe after losing a loved one you want to go and reminisce as one customer of ours recently did.
We picked the lady up at her home and drove up to the Cotswolds where she directed us to all the places her and her husband used to go as Ramblers with their friends
We started in Stroud where we had a coffee and then took a drive to the tiny hamlet of Slad where we lunched at the Woolpack Inn.
From there the afternoon was spent visiting walking routes and places they had visited such as Sapperton, the Thames & Severn Canal and its tunnels, across to Bibury then towards Burford and returned via Cirencester before heading home.
A good way to frame a day out can be to make it about memory: a great way to connect the generations with stories and family history. For those with dementia, planning a trip that has a resonance with the person’s past can be especially rewarding and enjoyable.
Family carers, as a mine of information on their loved ones, including their history and their personality traits, are in a perfect position to set these kinds of experiences up.
An easy and relaxing afternoon together can be something as simple as taking a loved one with dementia out for a drive around areas they perhaps remember from childhood, or that they once worked in.
This can often stimulate memories and give you both a chance to share and talk about past times.
Watchet Cabs can help with all your planning requirements too, we can look at the practical considerations such as disabled parking, suitable toilet facilities, wheelchair access and that there are plenty of quiet places to rest or eat.
Trips which resonate with your loved one’s past can prove particularly rewarding and enjoyable.
It doesn’t have to be a complicated affair – even a walk on a pier where they spent time when they were younger can be a great way to evoke memories of the past. This, in turn, can help keep their mind active when they need it most.
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