Driving and dementia

16 Jul 2024
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
Allied Health Providers
General Practitioners
Medical Specialist

Continuing Professional Development

1 RACGP CPD hour - Educational Activities


Palliative care

This session will equip general practitioners with tools and techniques to start conversations about driving and dementia early. Learn how to take appropriate collateral history, using cognitive assessment tools to help determine fitness to drive and reassess driving capacity in people with dementia.

Driving safely requires a wide range of manual and cognitive skills. Dementia can affect driving ability in many ways, with changes often starting subtly but getting worse over time. 

General practitioners are often front and centre when the driving ability of a person living with dementia is in question. At this webinar you will hear practical tips from expert GP medical educators about the importance of beginning this conversation early, involving family and care-partners in the process, the appropriate use of cognitive assessment tools and ongoing reassessment. 


Dr Rebecca Moore 

Dr Rebecca Moore graduated from the University of Adelaide and completed her RACGP fellowship whist working as an Aviation Medical Officer in the RAAF. She has worked in General Practice and urgent care in the UK and Australia and now fosters a special interest in geriatric medicine. She completed a Masters degree in dementia in 2024.

Dr Peter Silberberg, Dementia Training Australia

Peter is an experienced GP, GP supervisor and medical educator. He joined Dementia Training Australia as a medical educator in 2022. He has worked in many primary health sectors and currently works as the lead clinician at Rekindling The Spirit Health Service in Lismore (AMS) and as a GP at Lennox Head Medical Centre. 

If you are interested in our session on medication management in dementia on Thursday, August 22, please register here.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recall frameworks helpful in assessing and caring for people living with cognitive impairment and dementia
  • Explain the impact that dementia can have on a person’s driving ability
  • Apply national driving guidelines when assessing a person’s ability to drive