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Article: The MMSE should not be the sole indicator of fitness to drive in mild Alzheimer’s dementia

SWOV researchers Davidse and Doumen published the article 'The MMSE should not be the sole indicator of fitness to drive in mild Alzheimer’s dementia' in the magazine Acta Neurologica Belgica.

Since Alzheimer’s disease may affect driving performance, patients with Alzheimer’s disease are assessed on fitness to drive. On-road driving assessments are widely used, and attempts have also been made to develop strategies to assess fitness to drive in a clinical setting. Preferably, a first indication of fitness to drive is obtained quickly after diagnosis using a single test such as the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). 

The aim of this study is to investigate whether the MMSE can be used to predict whether patients with Alzheimer’s disease will pass or fail an on-road driving assessment. 

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