Driving and dementia

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. It produces information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

A person who has been diagnosed with dementia may be able to continue driving for some time, although they must fulfill certain legal requirements. When the person’s condition deteriorates to the point where they are unsafe on the roads, they must stop driving. For many people, this is very difficult to accept. This sheet explains the legal situation and gives some tips on the issue.

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The Alzheimer's Society
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