Welcome to Driving with Dementia


I have dementia and I am no longer driving. I am interested in:


Understanding why it was necessary to stop driving

  • At first you were able to adjust your driving to make sure you were driving safely.
  • But dementia is progressive, and as your symptoms got worse over time, your driving likely became less safe.
  • It is common that people with dementia may not recognize when their driving is no longer safe.
  • Problems that are common with dementia that make driving unsafe include:
    • Forgetfulness
    • Getting lost
    • Slower reaction time
    • Low attention span
  • Watch this example of how dementia affects driving.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration