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Travel and Vacationing | Common Signs

  • Has a tendency to wander off in busy places (e.g. airports, bus stations) (This can also be an example of the symptom of wandering)
  • Becomes agitated in unfamiliar settings. (This can also be an example of the symptom of disorientation to place.)
  • Becomes easily irritated during travel (This can also be an example of the symptom of irritability/frustration)
  • Cannot travel alone
  • Cannot remember the travel itinerary
  • Forgets passport, ticket or other important documents
 
Travel and Vacationing | General Description

A person with Alzheimer's disease can become easily frightened or agitated in a new and unfamiliar setting. This can make travel difficult and stressful for you the caregiver. The person you care for may also have many memory difficulties which also add to the difficulties when traveling. They may not remember where they are going, forget important travel documents or become confused about where they are. The person you care for may also have a tendency to wander off when traveling. This can become particularly distressing for you the caregiver.

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See Also:
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Wandering
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Irritability/ Frustration
Symptom Library > Personality Changes > Anxiety and Worry
About Dementia > Alzheimer's Disease > Memory
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