Security screening consistently presents difficulties for air travelers living with dementia and their care partners/travel companions. The Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group
(DFAWG) identified improving security screening as a focus point where we might be able to have a positive impact.
DFAWG is expanding its efforts from advocating for dementia-friendly airports to advocating for expanded adoption of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program in the US.
This survey aims to build a database for airports, airlines, and advocacy groups by exploring the air travel experiences of people living with dementia and their travel companions. Survey results will inform future research and provide a foundation for improving industry and passenger air travel guides, with the ultimate goal of improving the air travel experiences of persons with dementia and their travel companions.