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Driving and dementia: a clinical update for mental health professionals.

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Most people with mild dementia can continue to drive, but dementia is progressive and many patients and clinicians will be faced with questions about driving safety in the course of their illness. Determining when this happens is a complex decision, with risks of personal and public safety needing to be weighed against individual patient benefits of driving in terms of autonomy, independence and well-being. Decisions need to make reference to cognitive abilities, as well as other factors incl...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1136/eb-2016-102485

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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Evidence-Based Mental Health Journal website
Volume:
19
Pages:
110-113
Publication date:
2016-09-20
Acceptance date:
2016-09-13
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EISSN:
1468-960X
ISSN:
1362-0347
Pubs id:
pubs:653620
URN:
uri:15fd926e-5bcc-4fca-a054-16a265f2cab2
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uuid:15fd926e-5bcc-4fca-a054-16a265f2cab2
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pubs:653620
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English
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