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Making the decision to stop driving because of age and illness can be very difficult because driving is such an important part of everyday life for many people.

The following list of website links and articles will provide information to help you with this decision.


Driver Evaluation Centers: For information about driver evaluations in PA and NJ and a locations of evaluation centers, click here.


National Institute on Aging

The “Age Page” covers topics about the Older Driver

Click here to link to the NIH website for the entire article.


Alzheimer's Association

“Driving” Driving is a complex activity that requires quick thinking and reactions, good perceptual abilities, and split-second decision-making. For the person with Alzheimer's disease, driving becomes a safety issue.

Click here to read the entire article.

“Driving — When to take the keys” The early stages of Alzheimer's disease bring changes both to the diagnosed individual and to his or her family. Safety issues become a major concern for the family, but many times, the person with Alzheimer's disease is in denial about his illness or lacks insight into the cognitive and behavioral changes he is experiencing.

Click here to read the entire article.

“Safety of Alzheimer Drivers Questioned” Many experts believe the wait and see approach to Alzheimer's and driving is unsafe and could be putting people in unnecessary danger.

Click here to read the entire article.

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Alzheimer's Disease Education and Resource Center (ADEAR)

“Driving and Dementia: Health Professionals can play important role ” As a person ages, driving skills change due to both muscle and vision degeneration, slowing reaction time, and the effects of illnesses and medications.

“Tips for Caregivers: When Driving Should Stop” Driving is a complex activity that requires quick thinking and reactions, good perceptual abilities, and split-second decision-making. For the person with Alzheimer's disease, driving becomes a safety issue.

Click here to read both articles in the ADEAR Connections Newsletter.


American Academy of Neurology

“Guidelines Issued on Risk of Driving with Alzheimer's” These guidelines can help determine whether people with Alzheimer's disease should continue driving.

Click here to read guidelines.

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