Living with dementia - Driving

It is possible to keep driving after a diagnosis of dementia. However, there are things you must do to keep driving safely and legally.  Read our booklet about driving for more information. It is one of nine Living with dementia booklets written for people with dementia. 

When you are told you have dementia, there’s a lot to take in and changes to make. If you drive, you may still be able to drive safely for some time. However, you have to contact certain organisations and tell them about your dementia.

There will also come a time when you must stop driving. This will be for your own safety and for the safety of passengers and other road users.

If you drive as part of your job, you should talk to your employer. You may be able to change to a role that you don’t have to drive for.

This booklet explains the law around dementia and driving, and includes suggestions for living well without a car. 

This booklet is about driving cars and motorcycles, which carry ‘group 1’ driving licences. It does not cover ‘group 2’ licences, which are for large lorries and buses. You cannot have a ‘group 2’ licence if you have dementia.

Code 1504

2020: 20 pages, A5

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