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It truly is no mystery that our inhabitants is getting older. in reality, it will not be lengthy earlier than one in 4 drivers may be over the age of sixty five. examine indicates we are going to outlive our skill to force via nearly ten years—but figuring out while to prevent or restrict riding isn't transparent. The riding issue is a accomplished source for older drivers and their households dealing with questions about using defense. Dr. Dugan offers transparent, priceless information regarding the results of age, health conditions, and medicinal drugs on riding. She bargains useful recommendation on tips to speak about this factor with household. Such talks may be tricky, and the e-book presents not just the proof, but in addition a research-based method of communique, with important pattern discussion scripts that can assist you speak about using along with your family. additionally integrated are state-by-state listings of obtainable assets, making this publication a complete details resource for households.
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But if it remains untreated, people slowly lose their peripheral vision until they view the world as if through a tube. Eventually all vision is lost. The driving-related danger is that a person may have early-stage glaucoma and a related reduction in peripheral vision without knowing it. DIABETIC R ETINOPATHY Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness. It occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina. Like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy often has no early warning signs.
The chapter provides an overview of medication safety and then presents information about the most common classes of drugs that can impair driving ability. I also take a look at vitamins and herbal supplements because, surprisingly, even these can affect driving. It is important to note that not every medication that could possibly affect driving performance is described here. Further, this chapter provides general information, not medical advice. To learn more about a particular medication, please check with your pharmacist or healthcare professional.
Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD. Breathing in other kinds of lung irritants, like pollution, dust, or chemicals over a long period of time may also cause or contribute to COPD. COPD develops slowly, and it may be many years before there are noticeable symptoms such as shortness of breath. Most of the time, COPD is diagnosed in middle-aged or older people. Feeling short of breath may be distracting while driving or may impair thinking. MY ADVICE Since there is no known cure for COPD, treatment is usually aimed at relieving symptoms and improving quality of life.