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How Many People Travel? How Do You Manage? Where Do You Go? Would You Recommend Traveling? What Travel Tips Do You Suggest?

How Many People Travel? How Do You Manage? Where Do You Go? Would You Recommend Traveling? What Travel Tips Do You Suggest?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I traveled to the u K from New Zealand last June with my sister. I am 80 and she is 7 years younger. I said she was my P A as she looked after the passports etc and was just there in case of need. We traveled business class, had 3 nights in Perth on way over and 3 nights in Sidney on return flights plus the short stops at Singapore and Dubai. We had a wheel chair for me and staff attendants pushed it from plane to lounge etc and Helen carried spare bits and pieces. We also traveled in Europe for 10 days on a conducted bus tour and as long as I had a good sleep at night and took my time we manged very well. Allow plenty of time when showering dressing etc and rest when you can Good luck. .

posted over 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Most airlines have a handicap service. They will pick you up, with a wheel chair, at the ticket counter. Expedite you through security. Don't forget you can opt out on scanners with DBS. Simple pat down process. Wheel you to gate. In large airports they may transfer you to a shuttle or place you in a handicapped area to wait for your next flight. While in route they are happy to take you to the bathroom door, help you get lunch, stop for a drink purchase.... I carry $5 and $1 bills for tips. ( I take about $25) To let them know I appreciate their help! They will get you to your next flight, seated on the flight if you can't walk down the ramp. I have had a couple times they have forgotten to tell the next airport. So I make sure to tell the steward that I asked for assistance, each time I enter a plane. After you reach your destination, they will help get your bag. Help you to the curb to be picked up. It's a free service! Even when I can walk I can't stand in line! I use this service.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Love reading stories like this

posted over 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Travelled alone this summer.Just taking precautions and paying attention are important factors. Made sure I arrived early to the airport to find my way around. Finding the tsa checkpoints and. Gate numbers were tricky. I was paranoid that I would not find my way back to my gate and lose my sense of direction. I do that a lot lately.. My advice... Just ask if I get confused. It was a real test of fortitude. A little anxiety...but I was really glad I challenged myself. Good test run for future trips. By the way, I never had problems travelling until parkinsons symptoms interferred. Im determined to be ready for whats ahead...hoping for the best☺

posted over 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

MEDIC ALERT I have Parkinson's . Did you know you can request a free emergency kit from the Parkinson's Foundation? It's a shaving kit sized bag that is full of emergency information that you would need at the hospital. An ID bracelet .Forms and cards with #s for family, friends, doctors,specialists who may need to be contacted. A card the explains On Time Every Time is important for your medications. Medication list. (I put the most current list from my doctors office.) I was Impressed! Add a small supply of your meds in original containers. Some pharmacies will make small bottles with your labels for a small cost or free. (replace labels or carry documents for changes.) I carry this in a bag with me every where. When I shut down I can't communicate! It is very reassuring that this bag can talk for me. call (Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators) or on line at www.parkinson.org Happy Travels and hugs, Karen

posted over 2 years ago
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