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Cognitive Tests and Determining Fitness to Drive in Dementia: A Systematic Review

Cognitive Tests and Determining Fitness to Drive in Dementia: A Systematic Review UPDATES ON AGING Cognitive Tests and Determining Fitness to Drive in Dementia: A Systematic Review Joanne M. Bennett, BA (Psych) Hons, Eugene Chekaluk, PhD, and Jennifer Batchelor, PhD Evidence has shown that although all individuals with dementia will eventually need to stop driving, most can riving requires the simultaneous processing of visual, continue to drive safely early in the disease. Fitness to Dauditory, and tactile information in a dynamic and drive needs to be monitored, and the use of cognitive test- complex environment and as such, places high demands ing to determine driver safety has been suggested. This on many different cognitive domains, including memory, review is the first to examine cognitive test results pertain- ing only to individuals with dementia. The aim was to attention, executive function, visuospatial skills, and psy- examine the relationship between cognitive tests and driv- chomotor coordination. Decline in any of these functions, ing to determine whether a cognitive assessment can be such as what occurs in dementia, has been demonstrated implemented as a tool to examine driver safety. A system- to increase the risk of crashes. Dementia is a progressive atic review of 28 studies investigating the relationship and irreversible neurological disease characterized http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Geriatrics Society Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
© 2016 American Geriatrics Society and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN
0002-8614
eISSN
1532-5415
DOI
10.1111/jgs.14180
pmid
27253511
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Abstract

UPDATES ON AGING Cognitive Tests and Determining Fitness to Drive in Dementia: A Systematic Review Joanne M. Bennett, BA (Psych) Hons, Eugene Chekaluk, PhD, and Jennifer Batchelor, PhD Evidence has shown that although all individuals with dementia will eventually need to stop driving, most can riving requires the simultaneous processing of visual, continue to drive safely early in the disease. Fitness to Dauditory, and tactile information in a dynamic and drive needs to be monitored, and the use of cognitive test- complex environment and as such, places high demands ing to determine driver safety has been suggested. This on many different cognitive domains, including memory, review is the first to examine cognitive test results pertain- ing only to individuals with dementia. The aim was to attention, executive function, visuospatial skills, and psy- examine the relationship between cognitive tests and driv- chomotor coordination. Decline in any of these functions, ing to determine whether a cognitive assessment can be such as what occurs in dementia, has been demonstrated implemented as a tool to examine driver safety. A system- to increase the risk of crashes. Dementia is a progressive atic review of 28 studies investigating the relationship and irreversible neurological disease characterized

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Journal of American Geriatrics SocietyWiley

Published: Sep 1, 2016

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