Driving and Dementia: A Difficult Conversation

The driving and dementia conversation is a difficult one to have – for the person with dementia, for their family members and for the medical community. For those drivers who lose their licence, it comes after a devastating diagnosis which represents the beginning of a cascade of life changes – none of which are positive. According to Dr. Liliana Alvarez, a professor at Western who studies driving and medically at-risk older adults, the cessation of driving privileges can be linked ...

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