Navigation Links
Safe Driving Is Possible For Older People If They Are Prepared

In spite of health problems afflicting the older population its possible to drive safely if they take the correct precautions and preparations.//

According to the latest edition of Harvard Men's Health Watch, chronic illnesses and the use of various medications increase the risk for auto accidents. Even normal, healthy aging can take a toll on a man’s reflexes, reaction time, and sensory abilities. But simple preparations and precautions can help keep older men safely on the road.

For example:
· Vision: A checkup may find problems that can be corrected in time to prevent a crash. An Alabama study of cataract patients found that corrective surgery cut the risk of car crashes in half.
· Heart disease: If your heart disease is important enough to require medication, it could be significant enough to affect your driving. Ask your doctor. In nearly all cases, you’ll get a green light. Even so, don’t drive if you don’t feel well.
· Cognitive impairment: Minor memory lapses that occur with normal aging should not pose any problem, but the forgetfulness, impaired judgment, and loss of directional skills that suggest dementia are very troublesome. The danger is compounded because many people with cognitive impairment don’t know they have a problem. A man concerned about memory problems (or his spouse) should seek an evaluation with a doctor.

Researchers also offer some advice for safe driving for the elderly people. Some of their recommendations are the following:

· You must work with your doctor to reduce your risk of falling ill and to detect and treat problems early.
· Stay mentally and physically active to keep your mind and body sharp.
· Consider a driving evaluation for seniors, and don't be too proud—or stubborn—to adjust your driving patterns to fit new realities, even if they are unpleasant.

Source Newswise

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Drug Found To Improve Driving Performance In Young Adults With ADHD
2. Driving While Using A Mobile Phone May Be Dangerous
3. Research on Effect of Party Pills on Driving
4. Driving Drunk or on Drugs is on the Rise among Teens
5. Parkinsons Disease Affects Driving
6. Cell Phones and Driving
7. You Cannot Smoke While Driving in India’s Capita
8. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
9. Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
10. Low Protein Levels A Possible Indicator For A Miscarriage
11. Cure For Persistent Oral Fungal Problem May Be Possible
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... recently ... of Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada ... become a way to both correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan that ... the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , All ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 ... their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Consumers have taken ... regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on patient outcomes. ... support programs in the pharmaceutical industry have evolved ... Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming more ... providing products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 ... announced the addition of the " Global Markets ... This report focuses ... an updated review, including its applications in various applications. ... market, which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs (ARL), a ... now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, homes, thanks ... Inc. Patients are no longer limited to having ... PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... the comfort of her own home. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: