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Alzheimer's disease and safe driving Knowing when to say "when"
 

Summary: Alzheimer's disease and safe driving
Knowing when to say "when"
Difficult issues for patients, families, and physicians
Clinical evaluation:
The Virginia Department for the Aging Expanded Older Driver program is
providing funds, through September 30th
, to help provide clinical driving
evaluations of individuals with Alzheimer's disease at a reduced fee. This
evaluation, which typically costs $300-$375, will be available on a sliding
scale depending on household income, with the fees ranging from $0-$375.
The evaluation involves a 2-3 hour visit at the University of Virginia's
Driving Safety Laboratory involving assessment of:
Vision
Physical and mental abilities
Driving knowledge
Driving simulation performance
Individuals who are legally able to complete on-road testing will also
complete an on-road test at a separate site and day
From this assessment, a written report will be generated to be given to
and reviewed with the patient.

  

Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences