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GPs face difficult decisions on dementia drivers

For families convincing an elderly relative, especially one with dementia, that they are a danger behind the wheel can be a very taxing experience.

Often it’s left to the person’s GP to make the assessment and deliver the bad news, even though there’s a lack of suitable screening and assessment measures.

Queensland University researcher Dr Theresa Scott tells Mark what’s needed is a national system for managing ‘driver retirement’.

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