Is driving safety in dementia a big problem?

Answer: Yes! An estimated 15, 275 Nova Scotians currently have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another dementia (Alzheimer’s Society). Currently, about one third of people with dementia continue to drive, which means that in Nova Scotia over 5000 people with dementia are still driving. This problem will continue to grow. The number of Canadian drivers with dementia is expected to triple in the next 25 years. In the next 20 years up to 4% of drivers over the age of 65 will have dementia.