2002 issue 3

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Volume 11, issue 3

Other psychogeriatric problems

Driving by subjects with diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease

WIOLETTA GIEMZA-URBANOWICZ1
1. Wojewódzki Szpital Specjalistyczny dla Nerwowo i Psychicznie Chorych Samodzielnego Publicznego Zakładu Opieki Zdrowotnej w Ciborzu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, 11, 293-300
Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, driving license
Abstract

In Poland driving license are issued for life. There are no regulations or restrictions in connection with physical or mental disease, also as far as the ageing of drivers is concerned. The results of the studies received up to now, which were carried out in many countries, regarding the estimation of the risk of motor crashes by ageing drivers or patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), are ambiguous. Therefore the question of driving by a person with AD is first of all the problem of the nearest family and the physician.

Address for correspondence:
Adres: Dr Wioletta Giemza-Urbanowicz, ul. Polna 8, 66-200 Świebodzin