Lookup NU author(s): Kirsty Olsen,
Dr John-Paul Taylor,
Professor Alan Thomas
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Driving is an important aspect of daily living and for many older people provides autonomy and psycho-social benefits. Cognitive impairment has been found to impact driving skills at the level of dementia, however, uncertainty remains around the impact of a diagnosis of the pre-dementia condition mild cognitive impairment. Current official guidelines are unclear, and assessment of fitness to drive can be problematical. This editorial examines current official guidance available to the clinician and problems with existing assessment as well as the current position of research specifically into MCI and driving, and considers future direction for research in this field.
Author(s): Olsen K, Taylor JP, Thomas A
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/06/2014
Online publication date: 22/03/2014
Acceptance date: 10/03/2014
ISSN (print): 0378-5122
ISSN (electronic): 1873-4111
PubMed id: 24709165