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Health Tip: Signs That People With Dementia Shouldn't Drive

(HealthDay News) -- People with dementia may no longer be able to drive safely. Recognizing this may be a very difficult conclusion, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.

The agency says these symptoms indicate that a person with dementia is no longer safe behind the wheel:

  • Difficulty remembering things that happened recently.
  • Showing a sudden temper and general moodiness.
  • Difficulty multi-tasking.
  • Having a hard time judging distances.
  • Problems with decision making and problem solving.
  • Becoming easily confused.

-- Diana Kohnle

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