In addition to this - I did not advise him in any way and told him I wasn’t going to - I did not want him saying “Well YOU said I had to stop driving…..” further down the line. It had to be entirely his decision. In the end and very reluctantly he decided to surrender his licence so I got that done as fast as possible (just a form to the DVLA) and we have discussed it at length since - many times! I got him to finish the sentence “I am giving up driving because….” and he managed “memory problems “ and “safety “. He gets terribly upset about it but is coming to terms with it. He has signed the car over to me and I have taken him off the insurance - no going back.Hi, my husband has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s - when we went for the diagnosis meeting, the doctor mentioned driving and the DriveAbility scheme. Our dementia nurse referred my husband to them, though individuals can do it themselves.
They operate in East Anglia, though I’m sure there must be something similar in other areas. They assess a person’s ability to drive after life changing events, not just dementia.
My husband is really reluctant to go but I have told him he has to ( though it isn’t actually compulsory) It may be easier to be told by someone after an assessment rather than in a surgery or consultation.
Hope this is useful