My dad is 81 and has mixed dementia. He got diagnosed in June last year as moderate stage. He is declining and I think this year he will decline a lot. He is still driving and we have declared his Dementia with the DVLA and he is in the system and until the DVLA write to him, we cannot stop him from driving. To be fare he’s. Safe driving and only goes for a short drive once a day. This evening my mum rang me to tell me that he had just gone out in his car. He’s never done this before in the night. Apparently he unlocked the front door and went and got in his car. When my mum found him and asked what he was doing he said he was just going for a drive round. Unknown to my dad we have put a tracker in his car so I was able to track his journey and he didn’t go very far and was back within 30 mins. I’ve told my mum to hide the door keys. But what’s thrown us is that he’s never done this before...my question is, has anyone else experienced this wanting to go driving late at night? Or even leaving the house so late. Is this a new phase or could it just be a one off??