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Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

Title: Driver License Renewal for Older Drivers - NZTA (New Zealand Transport Authority)

Source/Link: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/driver-licences/renewing-replacing-and-updating/renewing-for-seniors/

Resource link: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/factsheets/57/docs/57-older-drivers.pdf

Description: Fact sheet from NZTA for driver license renewal for older people.

Target Audience: Clinicians working with people with dementia, people living with dementia, carers and family

Appropriate Audience: All older drivers

Contact Person: NZTA Driver Licensing help line 0800 822 422 and the contact details can be found on this webpage https://www.nzta.govt.nz/contact-us/

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 28 Oct 2016, 5:55 PM

Title: Dementia and Driving Factsheet – NZTA (New Zealand Transport Authority)

Source/Link: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/factsheets/23/

Resource link: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/factsheets/23/docs/23-dementia.pdf

Description: This factsheet provides information about dementia and the effect it may have on drivers. It gives advice on what action to take if you are concerned about a driver who may be affected.

Target Audience: Clinicians working with people with dementia, people living with dementia, carers and family

Appropriate Audience: People that are working alongside people that may be at risk of developing dementia, General public.

Contact Person: NZTA Driver Licensing help line 0800 822 422 and the contact details can be found on this webpage https://www.nzta.govt.nz/contact-us/

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 28 Oct 2016, 6:09 PM

Title: Dementia and Driving Safety - A Clinical Guideline (Revision – 2014)

Author: Driving with Dementia Working Group Auckland, Counties Manukau, Waitemata and Northland DHBs

Resource link: http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/getmedia/59fcfc70-8f96-43da-bf7a-1f640dceadd0/Dementia_and_Driving.pdf/

NZDC Post: http://nzdementia.org/articles/view-article/dementia-driving-safety-a-clinical-guideline 

Description: As health clinicians we are under an obligation to consider the driving safety of our patients and to deal with any risk to themselves or others from unsafe driving, especially in those who suffer from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Dementia.  However the decision as to whether a person with dementia is fit to drive is complex, and often traumatic for the person with dementia.  This guideline was developed in the Northern Region to assist all clinical staff in assessing the driving safety of a person who wish to continue driving in the context of having cognitive impairment.

Target Audience: HCP (clinicians) working with people living with dementia

Appropriate Audience: HCP (clinicians) working with people living with dementia

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 28 Oct 2016, 6:18 PM