Elderly road users with dementia may need to ‘stop driving’ as they may not ‘remain safe’

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“Many individuals should not conscious of spatial-orientation being so frequent however individuals with dementia get very simply disoriented and that results in shedding one’s bearings or getting misplaced.”

The DVLA warns drivers “might be able to drive” with dementia however should contact the DVLA as quickly as they’re identified.

Motorists who don’t inform the DVLA about medical situations which impacts their driving could be fined as much as £1,000.

They mentioned it was “tough to evaluate driving capability in individuals with dementia” however mentioned this was often assessed through the use of medical studies.