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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