So spare a thought for someone living with dementia, for whom the experience can assume nightmarish qualities.

If you or someone you adore has dementia but is still well and truly up for travel and adventure (which many people who have dementia are), then you will be well aware of some of the challenges you have to contend with.  And while wheelchair and mobility impaired travelers are better catered for these days, there are no such policies, guidelines or training for airport and airline staff to ease the experience for people with dementia.

It is something that dementia advocates and researchers would like to see change in the future and they are looking for input from anyone who has had the experience.

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