Driving cessation and AD: Issues congronting patients and family

Geri Adler, Susan Rottunda, Mary Bauer, Michael Kuskowski

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Abstract

This study surveyed older drivers with Alzheimer's disease (AD), collaterals familiar with the patient's driving, and a control group for the purpose of obtaining information about driving habits and plans for driving cessation. Drivers with dementia are at a greater risk for getting lost and having crashes than other older drivers. Family members are concerned about crashes to the extent that they are trying to prevent the AD driver from driving. Despite their concerns, many AD drivers and their families have not made plans for driving cessation. These results can assist health care professionals in developing approaches to assist AD drivers and their families as they make the transition to non-driving status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-216
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2000

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