Driving habits in patients with dementia: A report from Alzheimer’s disease assessment units in northern Italy

Marco Mauri, Maria Giovanna Cuzzoni, Giorgio Bono, Elena Sinforiani, Chiara Zucchella

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to characterize the driving behavior of a sample of patients with dementia. Demographic and clinical characteristics and parameters considered to be the most significant predictors of driving ability were collected. Of the total 198 patients enrolled, 172 were still driving. Many subjects (30-65%) were found to have modified their driving habits (reducing driving time and mileage, avoiding driving at night and during rush hours, sticking to familiar routes). The patients’ own rating of their driving ability was significantly higher than their caregivers’ rating (51% versus 29%). Crash history was not a significant variable. The patients’ restriction of their driving increased significantly (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalFunctional Neurology
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2014

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Driving habits
  • Driving restriction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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