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Travel Insurance for Dementia Patients

Living with Dementia shouldn't hold you back from taking a break with family and friends. With the right travel insurance policy and a carefully planned itinerary, nothing should stop you from getting our there and enjoying the pleasures of a holiday abroad.

How do I declare my condition?

To declare your medical conditions, just enter your travelling details into the quote form at the top of the page and you'll be taken through your online medical screening. If you prefer, this can also be done via our friendly insurance team by calling our UK based helpline.

Travelling with someone with dementia

  • Make sure your loved one is carrying I.D - A busy airport is the last place you'd want to lose a person suffering with dementia, and so making sure they are wearing some form of identification is extremely important. This is especially helpful in the case of seniors that tend to wander, as the ID will allow for the appropriate authorities to get in contact with you, should your loved one go missing. The best forms of ID are wearable, such as ID bracelets and names printed into clothes. Be sure that they have your number and a list of their medical conditions printed out and stored in their wallet or purse.
  • Limit connections and layovers, keep journeys short - this goes without saying, but the shorter and less complicated the journey is, the likelihood of encountering stressful situations is reduced. If you are travelling alone with someone suffering from dementia, then it is recommended that you limit travel time to no more than 4 hours. If you need to travel for longer than this, then it is advised to have at least two caregiver's present.
  • Keep surroundings familiar - People who suffer from dementia often have difficulty adjusting to changes in their environment. If you are travelling to a new place, then keeping surroundings familiar for your loved one may present a challenge. There is however, much that a caregiver can do to help travellers suffering from dementia to feel comfortable and at ease. Bringing familiar items from home like blankets, pillows and pyjamas can help to keep your loved one at ease. Making an effort to stick to a routine will also help to avoid confusion.

Looking for information regarding a different condition?

Be sure to have a read up on our pre-existing conditions travel insurance.

Holiday Extras Cover Ltd and Holiday Extras Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 and Holiday Extras Ltd 01693250 are registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities plc which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address: 2nd Floor, 1 Tower View, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4UY. Company number 03220410.