A diagnosis of dementia may not mean you need to stop driving straight away. 

Once a diagnosis is confirmed, it is necessary to take certain steps. Talk to your doctor about these steps and they can guide you on each one.

  • Inform your insurance company.  If do not do this, your insurance may not be valid
  • Notify the National Driving Licence Service.
  • You may need to complete an 'on-road' assessment. Your doctor or your insurance company may ask you to do this.

At some point, a person with dementia will stop driving. This can be a difficult step, however there are alternatives to driving which can work very well.

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About Alzheimer Ireland

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Find out what we docontact us and more

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We offer a range of services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their families and carers. All our services operate using the philosophy of person centred care.

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Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. We aim is to raise €5 million a year.


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.


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