Alzheimer's Travel Insurance
If someone you are travelling with has Alzheimer's, you should get a Travel Insurance policy before the start of any trip for them, and the policy can also cover you. Please make sure you declare all medical conditions so that you are fully covered for your trip.
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Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical Expenses and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
|Overseas Return Quarantine||Included||Included||Included|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the benefit.
JS Travel Insurance has partnered with Goodtogoinsurance.com to provide this Travel Insurance that covers Alzheimer's. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.
When obtaining a quote to cover someone with Alzheimer's, you will be asked several questions:
- Do they need assistance with dressing, eating or washing?
- Do they require more assistance or supervision than you did six months ago?
- When they travel, will they always be accompanied?
Some considerations should be considered when travelling with someone with Alzheimer's.
If they require any medication, ensure they or you carry it and do not leave it in the hold luggage, which they or you may get separated from.
Most Airlines say that if someone has a stable or permanent medical condition, they do not require medical clearance; however, check with the airline before you travel. Some require that people who have Alzheimer's do not travel alone if there is a possibility they may become stressed whilst in the air.
Flight staff also do not offer assistance with eating, medical needs or going to the toilet, so they will not let them travel alone if they require this service.
If they are travelling with a Carer and wish to visit friends or relatives, it may be worth planning with the people they are staying with to see if anyone can spend regular time with them or help at specific times to give them and their Carer a break.
Suppose there is a Carer travelling with a person who has Alzheimer's. In that case, they can be added to the same policy even if they do not have Alzheimer's or other pre-existing medical conditions.
If they are planning independent travel, you may wish to book outside of the season as the staff should be less busy and have more time to help accommodate their needs.
You should inform the hotel you are staying at of their health requirements and check it is the right place for them.
Alternatively, you could book a package holiday where everything is arranged for you. Should you choose to do this, again check with the Travel Agent and Hotel that it is the proper holiday for them and that the staff at the hotel will be able to accommodate their needs and provide the help required.
Holiday and Travel Services are specifically designed for people who need exceptional support, such as Alzheimer's.