Dementia and driving

Drivers with dementia may have a higher accident risk than comparable drivers without dementia, but the results of studies are ambiguous, as are those linking neuropsychological impairments to driving safety. This study sought to identify neuropsychological tests that could identify dementia patients who are not safe to drive, and to develop a brief test procedure for screening their driving safety.

Type: Research and Analysis Report

Sub Type: Grant

Author(s): M Clark J Hecker E Cleland C Field A Berndt M Crotty C Snellgrove

Topics: Older drivers, Risk

Publication Date: 01/01/00