What is Dementia?

Answer:When a person’s memory and thinking become impaired over time such that they cannot do everyday activities, this is called dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia, but there are other forms of dementia including vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies and frontotemporal dementia. Other health issues such as depression or medications can interfere with memory and thinking. It is therefore important to see a doctor in order to make a diagnosis of dementia.

A person with dementia may be able to continue driving for some time, however when their condition deteriorates to the point where they are unsafe behind the wheel they must stop driving. This can be  difficult to accept for both the person with dementia and their family. This website aims to help you navigate the issues surrounding driving and dementia.

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