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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Advice on Getting Dementia Patients off the Road

By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today
TORONTO -- A dementia rating test and assessments by caregivers can be very useful in identifying people with dementia who need to quit driving, researchers said here.
Patients' own confidence in their driving ability and their fearlessness behind the wheel? Not so useful.
Those were the main messages in new practice guidelines issued by the American Academy of Neurology at its annual meeting here.
Headed by Donald J. Iverson, MD, of the Humboldt Neurological Medical Group in Eureka, Calif., an AAN committee reviewed the literature on driving risk associated with dementia, updating a 10-year-old guideline.
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