Dementia is an umbrella term that describes cerebral (brain) conditions that cause a progressive loss of brain function. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, other types include vascular dementia and mixed dementia. All forms of the condition cause confusion, memory loss and problems with speech and comprehension. The Alzheimer’s Society states that … Read moreTips for Travelling with People with Dementia
When we need it, travel insurance feels invaluable. It’s there to save us from the financial burden of unexpected problems on holiday, whether that’s a medical emergency, a flare-up of an existing health condition, or simply a delayed flight. At Free Spirit, we make every effort to provide specialist travel insurance that covers the vast … Read moreHow much does Travel Insurance cost to go to Europe?
UK travellers love to holiday in Europe. Every type of trip is on offer, from a last-minute weekend away to a fortnight in the sun. What’s more, the short flight times and ample airport connections mean travel times are shorter than they have ever been. But, with just months to go until the UK is … Read moreHow will travel after Brexit be impacted?
Vaccinations prevent us from getting potentially harmful diseases by exposing our immune systems to a tiny amount of the virus or bacteria that causes them. Our bodies then produce the antibodies needed to fight off the disease, giving us a level of natural protection. Because of the diseases that you may come into contact with … Read moreWhat vaccinations do I need when travelling abroad?
An extremely common condition, arthritis affects a huge number of people. Arthritis Research UK estimates that 17.8 million people in the UK live with a form of musculoskeletal condition, including arthritis in all its forms. This equates to nearly 30 per cent of the population. Arthritis is one of the most common conditions we provide … Read moreTips for travelling with Arthritis
It’s not uncommon to hear people talk about the positive effects a holiday can have on blood pressure. There is truth to it too – a recent American study found that taking a break away lowers stress and blood pressure levels in the average person. But, if you are one of the approximately 16 million … Read moreTravelling with high blood pressure
Autumn is the perfect time of year to explore some of Europe’s most beautiful places without the hustle, bustle and cost that summer brings. With golden colours and crisp blue skies, you are just a short flight away from some of the most stunning architecture, delicious cuisine and cultural delights that Europe has to offer. … Read moreOur top ten European destinations to visit this autumn
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the one of UK’s most commonly inherited conditions. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, approximately 10,400 people in the UK have cystic fibrosis, and one in every 2,500 babies are born with the condition. If you have CF, your condition may affect you in many different ways. Whilst an overseas trip … Read moreTravelling with cystic fibrosis
Although it can be a largely hidden condition, high cholesterol is very common. The UK’s cholesterol charity, Heart UK, states that six out of every 10 people in the country have raised or abnormal blood cholesterol levels. However, as there are no obvious signs or symptoms of the condition many will have no idea they … Read moreTravel with high cholesterol: what you need to know
Over the last few months, we’ve been busy making some changes to improve your experience when getting a quote and purchasing a Free Spirit policy. If you’re about to book a trip, you will find that the new online quote process has been improved to make it a better experience and easier to use, especially on … Read moreWe’ve improved our medical travel insurance