Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2004 Dec;17(4):232-40.

Driving and dementia: a review of the literature.

Author information

1
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Neuropsychology Program, 593 Eddy Street, Physician's Office Building, Providence, RI 02903, USA.

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to review the literature on the ability of individuals with dementia to drive an automobile. Based on a review of the literature, several factors were identified that may be useful in differentiating between people with dementia who presently remain safe drivers from those who have progressed to impaired driving. These factors include disease duration and severity, sex, patient self-assessment, family assessment, neuropsychological measures, findings on road evaluations, and driving simulator testing. The approach of the physician to driving and dementia is addressed, including in-office screening, referral for on-road driving assessments, and the potential for physician reporting to state agencies.

PMID:
15533995
PMCID:
PMC3292210
DOI:
10.1177/0891988704269825
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center