Scientists are taking time to carefully consider when to officially deem it time for an Alzheimer's disease sufferer to stop driving, it has been announced.
According to a recent report by Associated Press, the situation is a key problem for many people and families dealing with the condition close to them, as it in turn means that they are a danger to the general public and themselves.
Jeffrey Dawson of the University of Iowa told the press agency: "That's a real cost to the individual and family and society.
"You have to have some sort of trade-off between the individual's independence along with the safety of the driver and with other people on the road."
He noted that there should be a gradual withdrawal from road use, starting with the avoidance of motorways before scaling back certain situations in inner-city or town driving, avoiding right-hand turns at junctions and driving at night in general.
The UK already uses a policy of only allowing people over 70 the right to drive after reapplication to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, more commonly known as the DVLA.
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