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Driving and dementia

May 21 2014

This Alzheimer’s Society factsheet explains the legal situation around driving and dementia, and gives some tips on stopping driving.

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Someone who is diagnosed with dementia may be able to continue driving for some time. However, they must fulfil certain legal requirements, including telling the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) of their diagnosis.

As the person’s dementia progresses, they will reach a point where they can no longer drive safely and must stop driving. Giving up driving is not always an easy decision to make, many people find this very difficult to accept.

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