Alzheimers Travel Insurance
If you require Travel Insurance for someone who is suffering from Alzheimers or Dementia, it is important that this medical condition is covered under the policy.
The most common cause of Dementia, Alzheimers is a chronic and progressive disease that impairs and gradually eliminates a person’s ability to store new memories. Accounting for 60% to 70% of all cases of Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease is a mental condition causing serious problems with one’s memory and, as such, also with his or her intelligence and social skills. An early indicator of the disease is having trouble remembering things that have recently happened, which is known as short term memory loss. Eventually the patient loses most of their memory, leaving them completely dependent on others.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.
If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, please get a quote for Travel Insurance or call us to discuss your requirements.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Alzheimers Medical Questions
When obtaining a quote to cover Alzheimers, you will be asked a number of 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 you always be accompanied ?
The answers to these questions will determine if we can provide Travel Insurance and the cost for your trip.
Travel Advise with Alzheimers
There are some considerations to be taken into account when travelling with Alzheimers. Should they require any medication, make sure that 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 suffering from Alzheimers 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 if they require this form of assistance, they will not let them travel alone.
If they are travelling with a Carer and wish to visit friends or relatives, it may be worth making out a plan 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. If there is a Carer travelling with the person who has Alzheimers, they can be added to the same Travel Insurance Policy even if the do not have any pre existing medical conditions.
If they are planning independent travel, you may wish to book outside of season as the staff should then 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 right holiday for them and that staff at the hotel will be able to accommodate their needs and provide the help required.
There are Holiday and Travel Services specifically designed for people who need special support such as Alzheimers.
A change of circumstances could mean that they require some extra help or support whilst they are travelling. An extra person can mean they and the Carer are afforded some respite from each other should one or both of you need a break. Make sure you do plenty of research before embarking on travel.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover the Alzheimers or any other pre existing medical condition you or they may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. 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.