Special Issue "Impaired Driving Skills in Older Adults"
A special issue of Geriatrics (ISSN 2308-3417).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2016)
Dr. Max Toepper
Department of Gerontology/Research Department, Clinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Bethel, Ev. Hospital Bielefeld (EvKB), Bielefeld, Germany
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Interests: cognitive neuroscience; fMRI; neuropsychology; working memory; executive functioning; inhibition; symbol comprehension; driving abilities; Alzheimer's disease; mild cognitive impairment (MCI); aging
Aging goes along with functional and structural cerebral changes that lead to cognitive decline. This decline includes various cognitive sub-functions, some of which are closely related to driving skills. As a result, driving skills increasingly become impaired with advancing age, and this particularly applies to seniors suffering from neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. Nevertheless, depending from the respective national legislation, many of these people still drive. To protect these drivers and the driving public, it is very important to identify impaired drivers and to inform them about possible training methods or transport alternatives.
This Special Issue focuses on potential risk factors for impaired driving skills, neuropsychological tests that allow the identification of impaired drivers, and cognitive interventions that improve driving skills in older adults. The Special Issue provides an Open Access opportunity to publish research articles, reviews, opinions, letters, and case reports related to this important and increasingly noticed field of research.
Dr. Max Toepper
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- driving skills