Watching a loved one suffer from dementia is heartbreaking, however, it doesn't mean that you stop living or sharing meaningful experiences together. One of the best ways that you can relax, bond with, and enjoy time together with a loved one suffering from dementia is to take a vacation together to a dementia friendly destination.
One of the best dementia friendly hot spots in the world is the United Kingdom. Several resorts in the United Kingdom focus on offering respite not only for you but also for the dementia sufferer. Here is a list of several U.K. vacation destinations that specialize in creating a relaxing enjoyable vacation for you and your loved one.
1. Old Chapel in Ireby, Cumbria
The staff at the Idyllic Old Chapel are focused on providing comfort for their aging guests with rise and recline chairs. The bedrooms also come equipped with tilting adjustable beds. The entire setting is very picturesque. You and your loved one can explore the nearby hamlet of Ireby, stroll the countryside, shop the local markets, head to the pub or the theater. The owners of the Idyllic Old Chapel operate a nearby elder daycare where your loved one can enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and fun while you focus on your own enjoyment.
2. Five Oaks Hotel in Hadley Wood, England
Guests at the Five Oaks Hotel have a 24-hour caregiver available to meet their many needs. There is also a doctor on call. The hotel is located in the hub of London close to the Tube. It features numerous upscale options and has an on site restaurant. Dementia patients have their own private lounge and also numerous programs to enjoy during their stay.
3. Waterbeach Lodge in Cambridge, England
Dementia guests will benefit from a personalized 24-hour care program when staying at the Waterbeach Lodge. The rooms feature adjustable beds and the showers are easily wheelchair accessible. The hotel is located on six acres with lovely manicured gardens. Walking tours are available to guests. For those who want to explore the nearby area and enjoy the vast regional culinary delights, a caregiver is provided to accompany you and your loved one on your adventures.
At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!