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Inequity in health: older rural driving and dementia

Inequity in health: older rural driving and dementia Policy forum drugs on performance be considered by Inequity in health: older rural driving medical practitioners in assessing patients, as sedation may be an issue especially at and dementia higher doses. Those who are prescribed antipsychotics are likely to have moderate- 1 2 3,4 5 to-severe disease, and should, therefore, Noha Ferrah, Alfredo Obieta, Joseph Elias Ibrahim, Morris Odell, 6 7 not be driving. On the other hand, antide- Mark Yates, Bebe Loff pressants (and cholinesterase inhibitors) may improve performance if the anxiety INTRODUCTION drivers with dementia and practical impli- and depression accompanying dementia The number of drivers with dementia is cations for licensing policies. are particularly debilitating. expected to increase exponentially over the coming decades. Most individuals with DIAGNOSIS AND EFFECTS OF moderate-to-severe dementia (table 1)are DEMENTIA ON DRIVING STIGMA OF DIAGNOSIS unfittodrive. Drivers with moderate-to- The risk of motor vehicle collisions due to Once a diagnosis of dementia is made, severe dementia have higher rates of MVCs drivers with early dementia is equivalent to drivers in many Organisation for 2 5 than age-matched controls. Identifying age-matched controls, and it is estimated Economic Co-operation and Development and preventing these individuals from that 22%–46% of patients with mild-to- (OECD) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Injury Prevention British Medical Journal

Inequity in health: older rural driving and dementia

Inequity in health: older rural driving and dementia

Injury Prevention , Volume 22 (4) – Aug 19, 2016

Abstract

Policy forum drugs on performance be considered by Inequity in health: older rural driving medical practitioners in assessing patients, as sedation may be an issue especially at and dementia higher doses. Those who are prescribed antipsychotics are likely to have moderate- 1 2 3,4 5 to-severe disease, and should, therefore, Noha Ferrah, Alfredo Obieta, Joseph Elias Ibrahim, Morris Odell, 6 7 not be driving. On the other hand, antide- Mark Yates, Bebe Loff pressants (and cholinesterase inhibitors) may improve performance if the anxiety INTRODUCTION drivers with dementia and practical impli- and depression accompanying dementia The number of drivers with dementia is cations for licensing policies. are particularly debilitating. expected to increase exponentially over the coming decades. Most individuals with DIAGNOSIS AND EFFECTS OF moderate-to-severe dementia (table 1)are DEMENTIA ON DRIVING STIGMA OF DIAGNOSIS unfittodrive. Drivers with moderate-to- The risk of motor vehicle collisions due to Once a diagnosis of dementia is made, severe dementia have higher rates of MVCs drivers with early dementia is equivalent to drivers in many Organisation for 2 5 than age-matched controls. Identifying age-matched controls, and it is estimated Economic Co-operation and Development and preventing these individuals from that 22%–46% of patients with mild-to- (OECD)

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British Medical Journal
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1353-8047
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1475-5785
DOI
10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041601
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Abstract

Policy forum drugs on performance be considered by Inequity in health: older rural driving medical practitioners in assessing patients, as sedation may be an issue especially at and dementia higher doses. Those who are prescribed antipsychotics are likely to have moderate- 1 2 3,4 5 to-severe disease, and should, therefore, Noha Ferrah, Alfredo Obieta, Joseph Elias Ibrahim, Morris Odell, 6 7 not be driving. On the other hand, antide- Mark Yates, Bebe Loff pressants (and cholinesterase inhibitors) may improve performance if the anxiety INTRODUCTION drivers with dementia and practical impli- and depression accompanying dementia The number of drivers with dementia is cations for licensing policies. are particularly debilitating. expected to increase exponentially over the coming decades. Most individuals with DIAGNOSIS AND EFFECTS OF moderate-to-severe dementia (table 1)are DEMENTIA ON DRIVING STIGMA OF DIAGNOSIS unfittodrive. Drivers with moderate-to- The risk of motor vehicle collisions due to Once a diagnosis of dementia is made, severe dementia have higher rates of MVCs drivers with early dementia is equivalent to drivers in many Organisation for 2 5 than age-matched controls. Identifying age-matched controls, and it is estimated Economic Co-operation and Development and preventing these individuals from that 22%–46% of patients with mild-to- (OECD)

Journal

Injury PreventionBritish Medical Journal

Published: Aug 19, 2016

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