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Savvy Senior: When should Dementia patients stop driving?

 

February 24, 2020



Dear Savvy Senior,

 Is there a good rule of thumb on when dementia patients should stop driving? My 82-year-old mom has early stage Alzheimer’s disease but still drives herself around town just fine.

Inquiring Daughter

Dear Inquiring,

Most doctors agree that people with moderate to severe dementia should never get behind the wheel, but in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, driving perfor...



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