Impaired Driving Skills in Older Adults—Part II

A special issue of Geriatrics (ISSN 2308-3417).

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Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel gGmbH, University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Bielefeld University, Remterweg 69-71, 33617 Bielefeld, Germany
Interests: cognitive neuroscience; fMRI; neuropsychology; working memory; executive functioning; inhibition; symbol comprehension; driving abilities; Alzheimer's disease; mild cognitive impairment (MCI); aging
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Dear Colleagues,

Five years ago, in 2016, we published a Special Issue on driving skills, which included several very interesting and important studies. We now want to extend our knowledge with another Special Issue focusing on new developments that occurred since the first publication.

Aging goes along with functional and structural cerebral changes that lead to cognitive decline. This decline regards various cognitive and non-cognitive subfunctions, 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, neurological, or psychiatric disorders. Nevertheless, depending on national legislation, many of these people keep driving. To protect these and other drivers, 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 interventions that may improve seniors’ driving skills. It will provide an open-access opportunity to publish research articles, reviews, opinions, letters, and case reports related to this important and increasingly appreciable field of research.

Considering your knowledge, expertise, and previous publications in this field, we kindly invite you to contribute to this Special Issue ”Impaired Driving Skills in Older Adults—Part II”.

Dr. Max Toepper
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  • driving skills
  • fitness to drive
  • dementia
  • aging
  • neuropsychology
  • training

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