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  • People with dementia may be a risk to themselves and to others on the road.
  • All drivers have an obligation to tell their licensing authority of any medical condition that might affect their ability to drive safely.
  • Dealing with the issue of driving can be difficult for some people with dementia and their carers.
  • Some people with dementia may not recognise their declining ability to drive.
  • Travelling with a person who has dementia can present a number of hazards and challenges. However, it is generally possible with care and planning.
  • Be aware of the warning signs that may indicate travel is inappropriate.
  • If needed, seek specialist advice well in advance of departure and develop contingency plans for unexpected occurrences.

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Reviewed on: 31-05-2014