Let's talk air travel and how it's keeping pace with societal needs! More and more US airports are becoming inclusive of passengers with hidden disabilities like dementia. Take a walk through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, for example, where you can find Carol Giuliani, a dedicated travel companion for seniors with dementia. She encapsulates the purpose of their initiative, saying, "Ninety percent of the time it's a family member that hires me ... the one I did today, [the wife] was like 'thank you, thank you, thank you!' ... I know how to pace it so that he gets safely and comfortably back home." Despite no legal obligation, around a dozen airports have upgraded their facilities with quiet zones and simulation centers to help ease travelers' anxieties. This heartwarming step towards a more dementia-friendly experience redefines air travel, reminding us that compassion can fly just as high as innovation!

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