You are not alone.
Many caregivers face this difficult issue. The following questions and answers will help you understand the process of driving cessation for a person with dementia.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is dementia?
2. Is driving safety in dementia a big problem?
3. Why is driving and dementia a problem in Nova Scotia?
4. What are the risks of driving with dementia?
5. What do I need to know to help a person with dementia to stop driving?
6. When should someone with dementia stop driving?
7. What should I look for?
8. Is it possible that the driver will voluntarily stop driving?
9. What about driving tests?
10. What should I expect when going for testing at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre?
11. What should I expect when going for testing at DriveABLE™?
12. What should I expect when going for testing at the Registry of Motor Vehicles?
13. What happens when someone is reported to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)?
- Who can report someone to the RMV?
- What happens after the RMV receives a letter?
- What kind of information is on a driving record?
- What kind of further information could the RMV request?
- What happens if the Deputy Registrar decides to suspend the license?
- What is a re-examination?
- What happens if the Deputy Registrar asks for a driving re-examination?
- If a driving re-examination is requested how soon will it have to be done?
- Can a driver appeal the RMV’s decision?
- What information is used in the hearing?
- How does an appeal hearing work?
- What are the possible outcomes of an appeal hearing?
- If the license is permanently revoked, can the driver appeal this decision?
14. What strategies can I use to help someone with dementia stop driving, especially if their license has been revoked?
15. How else can we get around?