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A diagnosis of dementia is life changing. For the person living with dementia, as well as their families, there are often many adjustments to make.

One difficulty can be driving. Whether or not someone continues to drive, after a diagnosis there can be a significant impact on the day-to-day lives of a person with dementia and the people they know.

However, not enough is currently known about this. That’s why a team of researchers from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have launched a national survey to explore the views and experiences of people with dementia and their carers.

Who can take part?

The research team need your help if:

  • You have a diagnosis of dementia of any type.
  • You currently drive, or used to.
  • You live in the UK.

How can you help?

By sharing your experience you will help researchers to understand:

  • What it is like to go through a driving assessment.
  • How stopping driving impacts the lives of people with dementia and their families.
  • What continuing to drive is like for people living with dementia.


The questionnaire can be completed online, and should only take you approximately 20 minutes.

You can answer the questions yourself, with help from a friend or relative, or you can ask someone to complete the survey on your behalf.

This is an online questionnaire, so volunteers must be able to access the internet to take part.

Take part today

To take part in this study, visit the website.

You can find out if you are eligible for this study and others by logging into your Join Dementia Research account.

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