Why People With Dementia are Prone to Car Accidents

11 Oct by Dunstan Dawson

Why People With Dementia are Prone to Car Accidents

Dementia, defined as a condition where a person experiences memory loss and inability to think properly, is very popular around the world, especially among older people. Years ago, it is not that prevalent. However, these days, a lot of studies show that in the succeeding years, as the population grows, it will be quite dangerous especially when that person is still not aware that he/she has dementia.

In the present times, there are millions of people who are suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s and other forms of condition that results to memory loss. According to studies, the number of cases will increase to more than 10 million by 2030.

Few recorded number of accidents in the US is caused by drivers that are not ware that they dementia. No matter how the government try to keep drivers with dementia off the road, it is not that easy to achieve since it is hard to tell whether someone has dementia or not. This is because the development of symptoms is very slow.

People with dementia or Alzheimer’s are very prone to accident. Say, for example, if person who has a developing symptom of dementia has no one to look after, and then he/she is cooking, wherein suddenly he/she forgot to turn off the stove. It is possible that it will cause fire to the whole house. Or for example, your grandmother used to walk around the neighborhood, and then one morning as she was passing through the park, she lost her way because she forgot where she lives. This is actually a normal case among people diagnosed with dementia. To solve this problem, a product gps armbånd til demente was developed to track someone who has a dementia. In this way, the patient will still able to roam around without getting lost.

There are a lot of car accidents in the US that are found to be connected to dementia. With this, US government required the drivers to get tested first, and if it happens that they have license,  they will not lose their license easily. Depending on the case, if they are still in a good condition their license will not get confiscated.

 

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