They See Us Rollin’.
As part of my goal to make the most of living with dementia and wheelchair life: Mom and I had our first (of many!) VACATION! ❤️
We had a staycation at the @cedarbrooklodge and it went wonderfully. 🎉
Things that I learned/helped to make this SUPER successful (these are for road trip suggestions!):
-a packing list with incontinence supplies, medication, etc. (Linked here!)
-maintaining Mom’s schedule, especially bedtime, naps and meals
-bringing familiar items (favorite blanket, popcorn/pizza, books)
-bringing our mini blink camera (so I could have some independence-go to the bar, go to the car, etc.)
- booking wheelchair friendly accommodations and calling ahead to confirm for the accommodations/dinner reservations
-paying extra for services that make it easier (room service, parking, etc)
-advocating for Mom’s needs
in the moment (which is why I took very few pictures).
-staying patient and going with the flow
-pack extra: extra depends, extra clothes, extra socks, everything. It’s worth it.