Summary: Alzheimer's disease and safe driving
Knowing when to say "when"
Difficult issues for patients, families, and physicians
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:
Physical and mental abilities
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.