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My mom who lives in Michigan, was diagnosed with dementia and is no longer driving. However, her drivers license is up for renewal. She often uses her drivers license as a form of ID for purchases and banking. I assume it should no longer be renewed for the sake of driving, but what form of of ID is she to use.

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Yes, a state issued non driver id issued through motor vehicle.
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State Issued ID is the way to go. If she intends to fly or take a train to another state, an expired ID will not work.

My mom still has her license, but has not driven for more than 1.5 years. They don't expire here for 5 years. Which is too long for seniors. New Hampshire used to make folks over 65 take a driving retest every 5 years but a few years ago they stopped that. I think it was a good idea for seniors and actually not a bad idea for many younger drivers...maybe a lottery of when you need to be road tested! It was a bit easier taking the keys away if they could not pass the driving test.

Mom longs to drive again, her wings have been clipped and there are many days that I am not able to drive either so our options are limited. She circles every "safe driving for seniors class" offered by local AARP and AAA.
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My parents still use their old driver's licenses even though said licenses have expired. Nothing on their licenses had changed.
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Yep, in Indiana too we have a State ID. You get it at the BMV, but it isn't a driver's license. I think the picture may have a different background color, and/or it may be oriented Portrait (up and down) instead of landscape (side to side.)
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In Texas, we have a state issued picture ID that looks like a driver's license and is obtained at the same place. It never expires. And it wouldn't be mistaken for a driver's license as it very specifically states IDENTIFICATION CARD.

There is no retesting that goes along with renewing an elder's driver's license.
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The state also offers a generic ID that can be obtained at the license bureau. Also, your mom can still have a drivers license. It doesn't mean she's going to drive off somewhere.
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Michigan offers a non-driver ID, now would be the best time to make the change.
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