Dementia Test Score Valuable Tool for Senior Drivers

Scores on a dementia test and input from family members are the most useful tools in determining who is no longer capable of driving when Alzheimer’s or other dementia sets in, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology. The Clincial Dementia Rating test proves to be a strong indicator of whether someone can safely drive.

Family and caregiver opinions are also helpful “One study found that caregivers who rated a patient’s driving as “marginal” or “unsafe” were often right, while another found that 94 percent of people with Alzheimer’s rated themselves as safe drivers, though only 41 percent passed a driving test.”

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