People with very mild Alzheimer’s may be able to drive safely in certain conditions. But as memory and decision-making skills worsen, a driver with dementia may not be able to react quickly enough, so they may need to stop driving. Signs that a person with Alzheimer’s should stop driving include:
- Comments from friends and neighbors about driving
- Speeding or sudden lane changes
- Confusing the brake and gas pedals
Explore eight signs that suggest a person with Alzheimer’s disease should stop driving.