At some point all people with dementia must stop driving although many people with dementia can continue driving safely for some time. Working out when a driver with dementia should give up driving can be traumatic.

At some point all people with dementia must stop driving although many people with dementia can continue driving safely for some time. Working out when a driver with dementia should give up driving can be traumatic for the driver, carers and health professionals. The need to balance safety with independence and mobility often means that the decision to stop driving is an emotionally charged and difficult topic.

This guide has been developed by The National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW for people with dementia, carers, family and friends and health professionals. It provides a summary of the key issues surrounding driving and dementia and describes other mobility options that exist for people who can no longer drive.