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Driving with Alzheimer's Can Mean Death

Posted Mar 13 2010 6:36am
When someone is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's should their license be revoked?

If someone is suffering from Alzheimer's and driving, are they a risk to the general public (other drivers)?

If someone suffering from Alzheimer's causes a fatality while driving should they be exempt from civil lawsuits? Or should they be treated the same way as someone driving under the influence of alcohol?

Should the doctor or family of a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease be held legally liable if the person causes a fatality while driving?
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

A new study conducted by Linda Hunt at the School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University, Oregon indicates that driving when suffering from Alzheimer's can be dangerous.
Of 207 drivers with Alzheimer's who went missing while driving, 32 died and 35 were found injured, the research showed. Another 70 were not found at the time the data was analyzed.

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