Elderly Driver

Driving Safely and Confidently


Parkinson’s Disease: When Is Driving No Longer Safe?

… local physician who was discussing the merits of deep-brain stimulation surgery and how it can, in some cases, be used to drastically reduce the symptoms associated with the disease. Near the end of the doctor’s presentation, an older gentleman in the back of the room stood up and asked “The other night I was driving home and I saw a car coming towards me.  As it got closer, the two oncoming headlights morphed into three headlights.  It scared me but somehow I made it past the oncoming car …


Common Medications and Multiple Drug Combinations Increasingly Linked to Fatal Car Crashes

… time after you take them, or their effects can last for several hours,’ Dr. Ali Mohamadi, a medical officer at the FDA, said in an agency news release. “In some cases, a medicine can cause significant ‘hangover-like’ effects and affect your driving even the next day… ‘If you don’t read all your medicine labels and choose and use them carefully, you can risk your safety. If your driving is impaired, you could risk your safety, and the safety of your …


Adverse Side Effects of Statin Drugs and the Elderly Driver (1)

… pancreatitis affects men more often than women. The main symptom of pancreatitis is abdominal pain felt in the upper left side or middle of the abdomen. Effects of Pancreatitis People with acute pancreatitis often look ill and have a fever, nausea, vomiting, and sweating. Treatment often requires a stay in the hospital.  If severe, the pancreatitis may require a stay anywhere from 1 – 2 days to 1 – 2 weeks.  Most cases go away in a week. However, some cases develop into a …


The Elderly Driver Should Take Simple Safety Precautions

… seat belts as a standard feature, they were not legally required. I also, remember comments from the naysayers that knew of cases where people were involved in accidents that could not get out of the car because their seat belts jammed. They speculated that a car on fire was a death trap to anyone cinched up in a jammed seat belt. Image via Wikipedia Eventually, however, the facts overcame the wild speculations as stats came in from …

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