Re: Are hoildays worth it?
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:24 am
I think holidays are worth it, although I always feel I need another one to recover when I get back! Mum is very keen on having a routine and knowing what is going to happen - a bit difficult to always achieve! If she wants to go away we always go to Scarborough to the same flat. She always seems 'better' when she is away as a lot of her delusions are tied up with the neighbours and what they are up to. If she does not want to go away, I try to go to the Lake District for a few days - so far have always managed to get Social Services to provide extra care. This is a proper break for me - a nice environment and no cooking, cleaning, etc. It is stressful for my mum to be left on her own with just visits, but so far I have always managed to insist on having a few days away. In my case I feel the benefit of a holiday a little while after - when my mum has recovered from me being away. It is always something pleasant to look back on.