Question of the Week # 169

169) A 77 year old woman is brought by her son for evaluation in your office for excessive forgetfulness.  Her son discovered that the patient has become increasingly forgetful over the last two years. She has difficulty managing her finances. She lives alone, drives her own car and prepares her own meals. As per son, several recent new dents were noted on her mother’s car. She is dressed well and is comfortable. Visual acuity on examination is 20/100 in both eyes and is partially corrected with glasses. She also has a fixed visual field deficit that is persistent for past one year due to a cerebrovascular accident. Rest of the physical including sensory and motor functions are grossly normal. She scores 25/30 on Mini-Mental Status examination.

The most appropriate recommendation regarding her driving at this time:

A)           Limit driving to day-time only

B)            Unrestricted driving

C)            Complete cessation of driving

D)           On-Road performance based driving test

E)            Adaptive devices for safe driving

4 Responses

  1. c

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