Welcome to Driving with Dementia


I have dementia and I am still driving. I am interested in:


Getting around without driving

Driving is certainly a convenient way to get around, and yet it is not the only way. Think of all the places you go to and then see if any of these options would work for getting there:

  • Rides from family and friends - For example, they might agree to drive you a certain number of times each month in exchange for giving them your car as a gift.
  • Carpooling
  • Public transit - but if you tend to get lost, you need to have someone take you to the transit option and meet you at our destination.
  • Taxis or ridehailing services (e.g., Uber, Lyft) - but if you tend to get lost, you need to have someone meet you at your destination.
  • Community organizations that offer driver services
  • Retirement residences with van services
  • Rides from members of religious organizations or clubs

Consider changing some of your routines with the help of someone you trust such as a family member, friend, or neighbour. For example:

  • Instead of visiting the bank, set up automatic bill payments.
  • Instead of going to the grocery store, mall, and pharmacy, shop online and use delivery services.
  • Instead of going out to services like the hairdresser or doctor, arrange for home visits.

In addition, learn about alternative transportation options in your province or territory (click here).

See how this woman with dementia plans with her family for when she can no longer drive.

Source: The Alzheimer's Association 

Click on the titles below of these worksheets produced by The Hartford. Some parts of these worksheets may not be helpful if you live in a rural community. After reviewing a worksheet, when you close the worksheet's web page, it will automatically take you back to here.