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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 out 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.

Compare levels of cover for your dementia travel insurance

Holiday extras offers four distinct tiers of cover, at the Bronze, Silver, and Goldlevels.

Bronze
Silver
Gold
Emergency medical and repatriation expenses
£5,000,000
£10,000,000
£15,000,000
Cancellation
£1,000*
£2,500*
£5,000*
Curtailment and loss of holiday
£1,000
£2,500
£5,000
Personal possessions
£500
£1,500
£2,000
Passport and other documents
£150
£250
£350
Personal money
£300
£500
£750
Baggage Delay (outward journey)
£100
£150
£300
Missed departure
£500
£500
£1,000
Missed connection
£500
£500
£1,000
Personal liability
£2,000,000
£2,000,000
£2,000,000
Legal costs and expenses
£25,000
£25,000
£25,000
Scheduled airline failure
£1,000
£2,500
£2,500
End supplier failure
X
£2,500
£2,500
Pet Care
X
X
£500

*Or as specified on your schedule

Travelling with someone with dementia

  • Ensure they're carrying indentification at all times - 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?

If you're looking to book a travel insurance policy for an alternative medical condition, be sure to have a read up on our pre-existing conditions travel insurance for a comprehensive overview of Holiday Extras medical travel insurance.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.

The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.