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Has the time come for an older driver vehicle?
The populations of many nations and, indeed, the entire world are growing older. As people age, they are more likely to experience medical conditions and take medications that can make operating a personal automobile more difficult. Once driving abilities begin to decline, older adults are often...
Cognitive impairment and driving safety
As the populations of many countries continue to age, cognitive impairment will likely become more common. Individuals with cognitive impairment pose special challenges for families, health professionals, driving safety professionals, and the larger community, particularly if these older adults...
Driving behaviors in early stage dementia a study using in-vehicle technology.
According to the Alzheimer's Association (2011), (1) in 8 people age 65 and older, and about one-half of people age 85 and older, have Alzheimer's disease in the United States (US). There is evidence that drivers with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are at an increased risk...
Driving avoidance by older adults : is it always self-regulation?
Self-regulation shows promise as a means by which older adults can continue to drive at some level without having to stop altogether. Self-regulation is generally described as the process of modifying or adjusting one's driving patterns by driving less or intentionally avoiding driving...
Tactical, strategic, and life-goal self-regulation of driving by older adults: development and testing of a questionnaire.
Introduction: Appropriate self-regulation of driving – that is, adjusting one's driving patterns by driving less or avoiding specific situations considered challenging – shows promise as a strategy for extending safe driving. However, results on the extent of self-regulatory practices...