I am my mom's primary caregiver. My family and I are going on vacation with mom and we're considering using Silver Angels to help care for mom (basically supervision) while we're at a theme park and maybe one other day. We'll include her in activities daily that she is open to, however, she needs a lot of "down time" daily and I'm not sure if she'll be interested in doing anything beyond "family time" after dinner, eating out, and enjoying the balcony.
Side note: I care for my mom daily, and lately it's gotten pretty tough as her negative comments are affecting me more lately. Quite frankly, my mom and I need a break from each other, since her attitude (and mine) is more negative than ever. Today, she asked me to get a coke out of the refrigerator, and after I replied that she needs to do the things she can do for herself, she walked next door to the neighbor's house and asked them to call my brother (he calls 1 x month) to tell him I'm not helping her. Fortunately, the neighbors are familiar with my mom's paranoia and delusions, so they knew I wasn't preventing her from calling him and that I do my best to help her with most everything.
Anyone have suggestions about going on a trip with someone who has dementia? Thanks to anyone who might share their insight or experience. Carol