Dementia travel insurance
Having dementia does not need to limit you or your loved ones’ travel experiences. This is particularly true if you have the best dementia travel insurance for your needs. At AllClear, we are specialist providers of medical travel insurance. We cover a variety of medical conditions including dementia. If you have dementia we can assure you that you are receiving the travel insurance suitable for your needs through AllClear.
Providing you have fully declared your dementia status, a comprehensive policy should cover you:
- For mild or severe dementia.
- To access a 24-hour emergency medical assistance line from your travel destination if you need emergent care.
- To claim for any medical treatment and medication.
The key benefits you can get
- Medical expenses covered up to £15,000,000.
- Cancellation and Curtailment covered up to £5,000.
- Personal Belongings covered up to £3,000.
- All ages. All medical conditions. All destinations.
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The importance of travel insurance with dementia
Your loved one’s dementia is not that severe. Do you still need to declare their condition on your travel insurance policy quote?
Every individuals’ specific grade of dementia will vary. However, it’s very important that you declare your dementia on your travel insurance regardless of its severity. We understand that travelling and taking a break is something most people love to do. We want to ensure that you or your loved one travelling with dementia have the necessary cover while your travel.
Once you declare dementia, you will have peace of mind knowing:
- Unexpected medical care is covered through your dementia travel insurance.
- Claims for medications or lost devices will be covered by your travel insurance.
AllClear is a leading provider of dementia travel insurance. We’re also a specialist in travel insurance for other pre-existing medical conditions. We have a 5 star Trustpilot rating and you can read all our reviews of those who took the AllClear journey and now confidently travel with medical travel insurance.
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Travelling with dementia
If you or a loved one has dementia, you will likely already know the importance of planned safety measures when travelling. However, you may also find managing your dementia more difficult while on holiday when you are in a new environment.
Read on to gather some helpful tips on traveling with dementia.
Dementia travel tips
Planning your trip
- Planning appropriately for your trip is the best way to guarantee you won’t need to worry about your dementia during your travels. Planning ahead will mean you can focus on relaxing and having fun. If you have dementia, it may be a good idea to visit your GP before you travel. He or she can provide you with necessary advice on methods to ease anxiety while travelling. It may also be worthwhile to talk to your GP about medication. You should be sure you get enough to last the duration of the trip, plus extra in case of unexpected delays.
Choosing your travel destination
- If you are travelling with someone who has dementia, be aware of their needs and the amount of new stimulation they are able to take in with their condition. Travelling with dementia means going to new places that may cause confusion that heightens symptoms. If possible, try to plan trips to places that bare some resemblance to what you or your travel partner with dementia are with familiar with. It is also a good idea to limit the time spent travelling to avoid overwhelming those with dementia. While still having fun and enjoying your surroundings, it is good to try sticking to as normal a daily routine as possible while on holiday. This will ensure that you or your travel partner are more comfortable while away from home.
Arranging flights and travel documents
- To avoid unnecessary stress when flying, inform your airline of you or your partner’s condition when booking. Most airlines will not require medical clearance for dementia patients with stable conditions. However, it is advisable to check with your selected airline to avoid unexpected disappointment. Airlines will be able to accommodate you if your require any special needs while on your flight if prearranged.
- Once your flight is sorted, be sure you have all your needed dementia travel insurance documentation. Also, be sure to bring your European Heath Insurance Card (EHIC). Your EHIC entitles you to lower cost or free medical care when travelling in other European countries. It is available for free through the NHS’ website. Your EHIC may save you money on your travel medical needs. However, it’s not an alternative to dementia travel insurance. So be sure to have the appropriate policy coverage you require for your needs!
- Having the proper insurance documentation will ensure that you receive the needed treatment available in hospitals or clinics. It will also ensure that return flights are booked if needed, as well as many other services.
Enjoying your break
- You should enjoy your holiday and relax as much as possible. Your holiday is an ideal time to destress and have fun. If you are travelling with loved ones, they will understand if you may need time to adjust to new surroundings.
- If you are travelling with someone who has dementia, read our guide on travelling with a parent who has dementia. We go over the importance of maintaining a routine, rooming layouts, and managing your expectations for your holiday. It may be a good idea to request en-suite toilet rooms and mattress protectors. This is to prepare for any accidents that may occur.
- AllClear is aware that the prospect of travelling with dementia may be daunting. But we can provide you with the right information and dementia travel insurance policies to ease your concerns. Suffering from dementia shouldn’t stop you or your loved ones from living life the way you want to. If travelling is what you’d like to do, then ensuring you can go aboard safely should be top of the holiday planning checklist.
The Alzheimer’s Association: Traveling
Alzheimer’s Society: Holidays and travelling