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Well spotted, ITBookworm. Yes, Rich should do that as a matter of self-protection, as well as protecting his wife. The last thing anyone would want is prosecution, or threat of prosecution by the police. Scary, I know, but get full backup protection ASAP.I have the suspicion you probably need to inform whichever company insures the car as well From previous comments I have seen I don't think it is likely to be a problem as long as you are able to confirm to them that DVLA have also been notified. It basically means that they can't weasel out of anything if, heaven forbid, there ever is an accident.
Most helpful, thanksHere's the link to the DVLA form for Alzheimer's. https://www.gov.uk/alzheimers-disease-and-driving
I sent it off a couple of weeks ago, and received a reply within a week saying they would write to Hubby's consultant for a recommendation. Nothing to tell me whether he can drive in the meantime, mind you. To be on the safe side, he is not driving until we hear back.
I also notified the insurers and they were not at all bothered. Just noted it in medical conditions and sent new paperwork through. No change to the premium or anything.
Next step, travel insurance!
Hi Rich p well that depends on weather your wide has been given a diagnoses of dementia if the answer is yes it's a requirement by Law to notify DVLA , But once you tell them no going back , I fraught and battled the DVLA for 12 years and still dive after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's 16 years ago and have a full driving licence now ok this just my personal view and can only give advise on myselfMy wife has the relatively early stage of early onset Alzheimer's. She is capable of driving but at some point will clearly become unable to.
Do I need to do anything to inform the DVLA now? Should she be driving at all?