James’s story is most definitely worth a read for anyone who wants to understand what it is like to give up driving when you have dementia. I hope he is happy for me to share the link to his booklet here. James felt capable of driving despite his wife’s insistence that he wasn’t safe to be on the road. When his licence was withdrawn without an assessment he explains feeling, ” aggrieved that I was denied a chance to prove myself”.
I was particularly interested to read James’s thoughts on restricted licences (page 8), which I do believe are used in some countries.
James’s insights are very valuable to projects like Onwards. Throughout our project we will be speaking with many more people with dementia to learn about their experiences and to find ways to make the transition away from driving a little easier.