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Driving and Dementia

As our population ages, the proportion of drivers with dementia continues to rise, presenting a significant challenge for healthcare professionals. Join our expert speakers, Dr Steph Daly and Dr Karen Savery from Dementia Training Australia, for an essential webinar designed to help general practitioners navigate the clinical and ethical complexities of determining fitness to drive in patients with dementia. This webinar will provide an evidence-based management strategy and practical guidance on discussing driving retirement with patients and their families.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall frameworks helpful in assessing and caring for individuals with cognitive impairment and dementia.

  • Explain the impact of dementia on driving ability, including the deterioration of visuospatial skills, attention, memory, and judgement.

  • Apply national driving guidelines effectively when assessing a patient's ability to drive.

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Enhance your understanding of the progressive nature of dementia and its impact on driving skills.

  • Learn how to facilitate early retirement from driving without jeopardising patient-doctor relationships.

  • Gain practical strategies for managing the legal, ethical, emotional, and social ramifications of advising patients with dementia on driving safety.

  • Understand the importance of documenting discussions and considering formal notifications to driver licensing authorities as per local legislative requirements.

  • Discover alternative transport options to ensure continued mobility and independence for your patients.

This webinar is crucial for improving patient care and safety, providing you with the tools to make informed, compassionate decisions for patients living with dementia. Don't miss this opportunity to advance your clinical practice and support your patients effectively.

Webinar Partner 

Medcast is proud to be partnering with Dementia Training Australia to bring you this important webinar series. 


This course is formally accredited for 1 hour of CPD. 

RACGP Accreditation ID - 912524
ACRRM Accreditation ID - 33908

Course Educators
Dr Steph Daly
Dr Steph Daly

Dr Daly is a specialist GP in Dementia. She is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and has completed post-graduate training in Dementia Studi...

Dr Karen Savery
Dr Karen Savery

MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, Grade Cert Med Ed

Dr Savery is a Brisbane based GP who works in clinical practice, residential aged care and medical education. She is passi...

Dementia Training Australia

Live Webinar

Wednesday 24 July 2024

24/07/2024 7:00 pm (Sydney time)


Duration: 1 hour

1 hour of CPD - Educational Activity

Educational Activities: 1 hours

Areas Of Interest: Aged Care, Chronic diseases, General Practice, Neurology


Medical Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners


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