The Bottom Line
- Changes in health and medical conditions that can affect driving ability are more common with age.
- Having a driver’s license in older adulthood translates to higher levels of social participation.
- Performance on the Clock-Drawing Test can be used to identify older drivers with cognitive impairment who may be in need of further assessment.
- Currently, there is no single cognitive screening test that can solely determine with absolute certainty whether an older person is fit to drive.
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Courtesy, McMaster Optimal aging portal