When your loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it may feel like nothing will be the same. You worry that the person they once were will slowly lose touch until they are no longer like themselves. These fears are justified, and with how different things will be, it's easy to become consumed by them. But you don't have to. You can still enjoy moments with your loved one and carry on a happy life with them. The Dementia Cruise and Conference can help you do just that. With a focus on gathering a community of individuals all facing this reality, you will feel empowered to embrace your "new normal" and make it just "normal" again.
The perfect paring of Lori LeBey, host of a radio show Alzheimer's Speaks, and Kathy Shoaf RN an Accessible Travel Advocate, has created a week-long cruise to help raise awareness for this incredibly prevalent disease, and to provide support and encouragement for those living with and affected by dementia. With unique facilitators like Harry Urban, who has been living with his diagnosis for 13 years. Or professionals like Cyndy Ludinski, who is an advanced care practitioner and founder of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado, you are in good hands.
Attendees can expect to gain knowledge through open dialogues, receive tips and tricks for caring for someone with dementia, and experience a comradery that cannot be compared. The focus is on hope and life celebration, and helping to diminish the fears and heartache. It's a unique opportunity to for caregivers to truly connect with care receivers, and approach their new reality with confidence!
Although you are facing many questions and concerns of what reality for you and your loved one with dementia will look like, you don't have to do that alone. You can book your spot on the Dementia Cruise and Conference directly through Kathy Shoaf.
As you are learning to deal with the changes that aging can bring, be patient with yourself, patient with your loved one, seek advice and answers to questions, and remember you are not in this alone. Contact a Caring Senior Service team member today!