Dementia and the older driver

A. W. Kaszniak, P. M. Keyl, M. S. Albert

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-537
Number of pages11
JournalHuman Factors
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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