Driving and Public Spaces

Transportation and driving matters for age- and dementia-related issues can be complex. Local resources can help both the person with dementia and their families.

Driving and Transportation

Driving Cessation and Dementia Fact sheet from the National Center on Senior Transportation.

Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers
American Medical Association guide to assist physicians in evaluating the ability of their older patients to operate a motor vehicle safely as part of their everyday, personal activities.

At the Crossroads: Family Conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Driving This guidebook helps families determine when it’s time for loved ones with dementia to stop driving and helps them cope with driving cessation. The Hartford Financial Services Group

Dementia and Driving Resource Center Watch how four families deal with different issues related to dementia and driving. 

Driver Education Programs for Senior Drivers AAA offers senior drivers a variety of resources to help you as people navigate the issues associated with senior driving, including CarFit, a program to check how well personal vehicles "fit" their owners, and a skills assessment.

We Need to Talk, Talking with Older Drivers A free online seminar will help you determine how to assess your loved ones’ driving skills and provide tools to help you have this important conversation.

Florida Dementia Friendly Transportation Research Project
Resources include understanding dementia and driving, assessing abilities, driver to passenger transition, positive and productive conversations, and outside support.

Public Spaces

Person-Centered Approach to Promote Dementia Friendly Design

Checklist for Making Buildings Easier for People with Dementia

Checklist for Designing Dementia-Friendly Outdoor Environments

Dementia Friendly Physical Environments Checklist

Start your search for resources by checking out what's available in your local community.

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