Signs to find out if your loved one with dementia can drive safely

When a person is diagnosed with dementia, one of the main concerns that families and caregivers have is if the person must continue driving or not.

Families and caregivers may have to regularly keep a check on the symptoms of the dementia patients and consult a doctor on timely basis to understand if the people with dementia have the required driving skills.

Here are some of the signs to know if the loved one with dementia has problems to drive safely. He has difficulty in judging distance and space, is less alert to things happening around them, has mood swings, confusion, irritability; needs personal care, has difficulty in understanding information, has increased memory loss and has difficulty with decision making and problem solving.

Dementia is a group of thinking and social symptoms that interferes with daily functioning.