Infrequent Flyers

Air travel is accessible to many people including those who live with dementia.  The need to cater for people with dementia travelling by airplane is likely to be of increasing urgency with the projected increase in the number of people living with dementia in Australia approaching 900,000 by 2050.  Therefore the aim of this study was to investigate this topic from multiple perspectives and identify facilitators and barriers to safe, comfortable air travel; identify the training and preparedness of airport staff and flight crew and determine if there are any unmet needs of people with dementia when travelling by air. 

Infrequent Flyers Report 

The research described in this report marks a beginning exploration into the issue of air travel and dementia from the perspective of people with dementia, their travel companion, airline staff and airport services. 


Making air travel easier for people with dementia
Featured in the Aug/Sep 16 issue of the Australian Journal of Dementia Care


Participant Newsletter
- August 2016

Dementia Friendly Airport Presentation  



Airport User Guide 

This guide is for people living with dementia and their travel companions.

It aims to help make air travel as simple and enjoyable as possible – from planning and getting to the airport, through to the departure gate and returning safely home again.