Cognitive disorders: support for patients and carers


Driving can often be affected by dementia and degenerative diseases. It is a legal requirement that you notify the DVLA after receiving a diagnosis of dementia.

Hampshire County Council run an older driver skills scheme. If driving becomes a concern it is possible to have your driving assessed locally for a small fee. The assessment is a confidential appraisal of driving skills and has no impact on your licence.

Planning for the future

The Alzheimer's Society website contains lots of useful information about planning for the future including: 

The Huntington's Disease Association website contains useful information about:

Social services and information

Carer support services

The following organisations offer support for people who provide care for those with cognitive disorders.