VIDEO + CHECKLIST OF 15 WARNING SIGNS:
Memory problems caused by Alzheimer’s make driving unsafe. See how. Watch this thought-provoking video to open up the discussion with family members, friends and patients.
See below the video for the 15 signs it may be time to stop driving.
15 Warning Signs for Driving with Dementia
- Driving too slowly or too fast
- Receiving traffic tickets
- Being honked at or yelled at by other drivers
- Becoming upset or angry while driving
- Dents, dings or scraped paint on the car, mailbox or garage
- Misunderstanding or not noticing signs on the road
- Getting lost in familiar places
- Stopping at a green light
- Changing lanes without looking
- Drifting into another lane
- Having difficulty making left turns
- Misjudging distances
- Mistaking the gas pedal for the brake
- Causing any crash or near crash
- You can also follow the “grandchild test”: If you would not feel safe having this person drive his or her grandchild, it’s time to have a talk about handing over the keys.
Should you or your loved one be driving? Let common sense be your guide.
Johns Hopkins Health Alert, Posted in Memory, September 15, 2014