Author: Valarie D'Elia

Tips For Traveling With People With Dementia

Traveling is a way to relax and recharge, but it can be stressful when things don’t go as planned.  That’s especially true for families who are traveling with a loved one living with dementia.  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) offered the following tips for people to help make the trip as smooth as possible. “Traveling is a fun and enjoyable way to reenergize your body and mind.  It can be beneficial to people living with dementia and their family caregivers under the proper circumstances,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’ President and CEO.  “Before going on a trip,...

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4 Steps to Surviving Family Holiday Reunions

Holidays can be a sweet spot, or can easily go sour when we bring the family together. David Cunningham is senior program leader for Landmark, a world-renowned personal and professional growth, training and development company. His focus is on communication. “We gather at the holidays to celebrate together, to relive happy times past, renew old relationships and catch up with people we haven’t seen in a while,” Cunningham says. “This is also the time of year that we’re more likely to see people we might otherwise avoid due to relationships strained from past problems.” What should you say in...

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US Tour Operators Reveal 2018 Travel Trends

USTOA, (US Tour Operators Association) which has a largely baby-boomer clientele, (51 years of age & older) is identifying its travel trends for the new year. Iceland was named top emerging or “off-the-beaten-path” destination for 2018, moving to the top spot from second in last year’s member survey. Colombia followed in second, with Vietnam named as third. When asked for the five most popular or “hot” international destinations for travelers in 2018, tour operator members named Australia, Spain, Iceland and Italy (tied for third), France, and Japan. On the domestic front, USTOA members forecast California, Florida and Hawaii (tied...

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Mr. 305 ‘Escapes’ To NYC With New Ship For The 212 Crowd

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape will be homeporting in the Big Apple in Spring 2018, and to celebrate, Norwegian Escape’s Godfather and international music star, Pitbull, made a special appearance at PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown. Guests were able to “walk the plank” in a virtual reality segment of the largest ropes course at sea and pose for sharable photos with the ship’s celebrity Godfather “Mr. Worldwide.” The afternoon was topped off with a performance from For the Record: The Brat Pack, one of Norwegian Escape’s award-winning Broadway-style shows. Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Andy Stuart and...

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