Dementia: transport

Dementia and driving

You must tell the DVLA if you have dementia and wish to continue driving (external website)

A diagnosis of dementia is not in itself a reason to stop driving. Some statistics suggest that one in every three people with dementia still drives. What matters, both legally and practically, is whether the person is still able to drive safely. They must use a range of mental abilities including:

  • attention and concentration
  • visuospatial skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • judgement and decision-making
  • reaction and processing skills

Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme is designed to give registered blind people and those who may have a cognitive impairment or who are unable or virtually unable to walk the ability to park close to the facilities and services they need to use, so as to improve their lifestyle, independence and freedom of choice.

Dial-a-ride (Denbighshire) Limited

Dial-a-ride is a well-established Community Transport service that provides accessible, door-to-door transport for people of all ages who find it difficult or impossible to access conventional public transport. It is Community Transport for permanent residents who live in the area from Abergele along the coast to Prestatyn and down to Denbigh. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible and are fitted with either a lift or a ramp for easy access. Dial A Ride generally operates between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. There is an annual membership fee plus a fare for each journey. Contact by phone on 01745 344222 or by email to or find out more on their website:

Dial-a-ride (Denbighshire) Limited (external website)

Public transport

Find everything you need to get around Denbighshire by bus or train in our public transport section, including bus timetables and how to apply for a bus pass.

Ruthin fflecsi 33 service

The Ruthin fflecsi 33 service is an improved bus service for Ruthin town and villages. Book one hour ahead to travel when you want from 9:30am to 2:30pm, Monday to Friday.