I am not good at road trips. After about three or four hours in the car, I get very antsy and start singing along with the radio in a very energetic way. That's how I get rid of some of the excess energy of sitting in the car, but quite frankly, by that point I'd rather get out and jog alongside the car or walk or do anything other than sit in the vehicle. And trust me, no one wants to hear me loudly sing the entire song "Bohemian Rhapsody" from end to end.
Anyway, in a few weeks, I need to take a seven or eight hour ride down to southern Virginia to attend a family event, and then the same trip in reverse. While that is challenging in itself, this ride will be particular challenging because we're going to be traveling with a family member who has Alzheimer's. She is at the stage where she is forgetting anything new that is told to her, and often asks the same question over and over. She also gets a bit confused about where we all live and things like that. Needless to say, she will be very confused as we are going to a place she has only been to once.
With that in mind, I am trying to come up with things that might help make the trip better for everyone. I was thinking that I could make some sort of a card that has the name/address of the person we're visiting, the reason why and perhaps something that includes a map of how we are going to get there. So anytime she gets confused about where we're going or why, she can refer to the information in her hand. I really don't have too many other ideas so I'm just throwing this out in the "cloud." Perhaps there are some good ideas out there from those of you who may have dealt with this type of road trip in the past.
Any suggestions? Help would be welcome!