If you’re among the estimated 500,000 or people with Alzheimer’s disease in the UK then you might have found it hard getting a travel insurance quote.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and is a condition which, through the death of brain cells (known as atrophy), can cause symptoms such as memory loss, lack of co-ordination, mood swings and mobility issues. It is a progressive disease which disproportionately affects older people.
Yes. If you have had a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease then this must be declared as a pre existing health condition when seeking a travel insurance quotation. Failure to disclose a diagnosis could render your travel insurance invalid and leave you liable for medical bills and associated costs should you require treatment whilst abroad.
No. If you have Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia then you can still purchase travel insurance. However you should be aware that many travel insurance policies targeted at the mass market will not cover this condition. You can secure effective and competitively priced cover from a broker such as Fish that provides specialist travel insurance for people with pre existing medical conditions and/or disabilities, such as Fish. We will help you source your choice of European or worldwide insurance whether for a single or multiple trips.
Covers a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions
No age limit*
Single and annual multi-trip cover
24/7 emergency assistance
Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines
Provides cover for a replacement carer
Protects mobility and disability equipment, providing replacement equipment in the event of a loss
Alternative accommodation cover
Friendly UK-based claims service and specialist medical assistance
The campaigning and research charity, the Alzheimer’s Society, offers information and support to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease through a personal diagnosis or as a carer, partner or family member of someone with the disease.
To learn more about Alzheimer symptoms, diagnosis, medical treatments, living with the disease and to read or contribute to a community forum, visit the NHS’s dedicated website page.
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*Applies to Fish Plus One and Fish Plus Two policies only