1. pussycat

    pussycat Registered User

    Jan 22, 2006
    22
    cheshire
    #1 pussycat, Jan 31, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2008
    Hello,

    My husband has today received his medication, over 2 months since his diagnosis so I am hoping things go well. He has been given Aricept, is there a difference in the medications, is one better than the other ?

    I have also been trying to get travel insurance, we have for the last few years taken out a yearly policy, in order to visit family, the policy is now due for renewal but when I declared Jeff had Alzheimers he was refused the yearly policy and was offered a single trip policy at a vastly increased rate. Our son is living in Australia and he and his wife are expecting their first child in June and I was hoping to go there as often as we can whilst Jeff is able, but that looks increasingly unlikely now. Has anyone else had a similar problem ?

    Best wishes to everyone....(pussycat)
     
  2. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Pussycat

    This factsheet will tell you about the medication:

    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/factsheet/407

    I'm afraid the travel insurance problem is pretty normal, it's sometimes difficult to get travel insurance at all, particularly if depression is also a factor. I don't know of any ompany that would give you an annual policy.
     
  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,435
    One thing to check though - there is a reciprocal health agreement with Australia (unlike the USA) so you may (repeat may, and you should definitely check) be able to do a trip to Oz without health insurance.
     
  4. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Pussycat, have you tried this?

    http://insurance.essentialtravel.co.uk/

    I have used them a lot since John was diagnosed, but only for single trip cover. They may be prepared to give you an annual policy which doesn't cover dementia.
     
  5. pussycat

    pussycat Registered User

    Jan 22, 2006
    22
    cheshire
  6. okmurrays

    okmurrays Registered User

    Oct 17, 2007
    118
    kelowna, bc, canada
    Hi
    Try http://www.britishexpats.com Go into the Australia section and search under travel insurance. There are a couple of threads on there which may be useful. If you are still struggling, post a question on the forum, they might be able to help.
     

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