The Older Driver with Dementia: An Updated Literature Review

In 1996, the authors published the results of a literature review on determining driving competence in drivers with dementia. The current study updates this paper with a review of 11 studies published in the past 10 years. When comparing different driving assessments, the authors found that while road tests, simulators and neurophysical tests are important, each has limitations. Neuropsychological tests that highlighted visual spatial skills, attention and reaction time provided the most meaningful correlations with driving performance. The authors recommend that patients with Mini-Mental Status Exam scores of 24 or less have a driving evaluation, and that driving evaluations be repeated at six month intervals (or more frequently if a noticeable decline is observed). The authors also recommend that a family member take responsibility for monitoring driving performance and communicate any declines to the patient's provider.

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  • Authors:
    • Adler, Geri
    • Rottunda, Susan
    • Dysken, Maurice
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01010892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2005 7:32AM