Flying

Going on holiday can be enjoyable for people with dementia and their loved ones, offering new experiences and a break from routine. It is important that you tell the airline, well in advance of your flight, what help you might need. Generally airlines say that most people who travel with a 'permanent or stable condition' will not require medical clearance, but it's best to check and make sure at the time of booking what, if any, medical information is required.

For information about the support available and things to think about when planning your trip, see Factsheet 474, Travelling and going on holiday.