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Can you drive if you have Alzheimer's disease?

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Talk to your doctor at each visit about driving. At some point, it may no longer be safe for you to drive. Until that happens, try to drive only in areas that you know well so you won’t get lost. Ask the Department of Motor Vehicles about testing your driving skills.

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "10 Tips for Keeping Your Independence" and "Daily Care."

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "10 Tips for Keeping Your Independence" and "Daily Care."

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

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