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The objective of this project is to find a method for screening motorists for effects of dementia on their standard of driving. Establish a methodology to examine the issue of dementia, identify the factors related to the onset of dementia and the effect of these factors on a person's ability to drive.
A range of screening tests and on the road driving assessments were used to see if a correlation could be established between dementia of subjects and their driving abilities. The project used volunteers identified by GPs, and clinicians based at Stoke Mandeville hospital.
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131
Cost to the Department: £38,800.00
Actual start date: 30 September 1999
Actual completion date: 06 June 2001
Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.