When Should Alzheimer’s Patients Be Banned From Getting Behind The Wheel?
California's DMV took action against the licenses of 4,388 to 6,389 drivers with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia each year over the past decade, which is far fewer than the estimated 50,000 people who develop the disease in the state annually.
When Doctors And The DMV Decide It’s Time For You To Stop Driving
Doctors must report patients diagnosed with any condition marked by a lapse of consciousness, specifically Alzheimer’s disease, so the California Department of Motor Vehicles can check their ability to drive safely. That’s California law. After all, Alzheimer’s cases are exploding, with an estimated 500,000 new cases a year in the nation. ... DMV statistics reveal the agency took action against the licenses of 4,388 to 6,389 drivers with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia each year over the last decade, far fewer than the estimated 50,000 people who develop the disease in California annually. (Clark, 10/24)
Virtual Dementia Tour Offers A Glimpse Into The World Of Those With Alzheimer's
Most of us will never truly know what it’s like inside the mind of someone afflicted with dementia or Alzheimer’s. But there are ways to get a glimpse. On a recent afternoon at Atria El Camino Gardens, a senior living and memory care facility in Carmichael, staffers and family members took a “virtual dementia tour” to experience what those brain impairments can feel like. (Buck, 10/24)