For patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment, driving can be a grey area. A diagnosis of MCI does not automatically mean one has to stop driving. In some cases, an individual with MCI may have been given a recommendation to stop driving and in other cases, driving remains unimpaired. Regardless, it is important to acknowledge that MCI is often a progressive disorder, such as very early stage Alzheimer’s disease, meaning that cognitive impairment can worsen and impact driving eventually. Having a conversation about driving and planning for stopping driving can be helpful for you and your loved ones. In this video produced by the Alzheimer's Association, Janet, who currently has no problems driving and living independently, talks with her family about her plans for stopping driving in the future.
What's your reaction to Janet's approach? How have you handled conversations about driving?
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