How dementia affects driving

by | Mar 22, 2017 | Dementia, News, Safety at Home

A diagnosis of dementia is not in itself a reason to stop driving. One in every three people with dementia still drives. What matters, from both a legal and a practical point of view, is whether the person is still able to drive safely.

For experienced motorists, driving may seem to be a largely automatic activity. In fact, driving is a complicated task that involves a combination of complex split-second thought processes as well as sensory (vision, hearing) and manual skills. For many people, it is a highly practised skill they’ve been doing for many years.

In order to drive safely, a person must use a range of mental abilities. For all the detailsĀ Alzheimer’s Society