How Old is Too Old to Drive?

When is it time for seniors to stop driving? There’s no cut-off age, although there are tests that come into play at certain milestone ages for senior citizens, depending on where you live. Surprisingly, in 2010 the American Academy of Neurology released statement saying that since 76% of adults with mild dementia can still pass driving tests, early dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease is not an automatic signal to stop driving.

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Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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