DEMENTIA AND THE OLDER DRIVER

The association between dementia and driving errors in older adults has been anecdotally noted by clinicians and caregivers. However, until recently, little empirical documentation of this association existed. This paper provides a critical review of available research on dementia and driving and discusses issues that must be considered in attempting to apply this developing body of research to practical problems, such as the relicensing process for selected drivers. This is followed by a discussion of recent research relevant to the development of potential procedures for screening patients with dementing illness - particularly Alzheimer's disease - for probable driving risk.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Kaszniak, A W
    • Keyl, P M
    • Albert, M S
  • Publication Date: 1991-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 527-537
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM