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Dr. Cassidy discusses "3 Red Flags" that indicate you should intervene with a loved one's driving. Click video below!


Older Adults often have good driving habits and partake in fewer risk taking behaviors than drivers in other age groups. Age related physical, visual, and cognitive changes, however, can impact the skills related to driving and therefore affect driver safety.

Diagnoses that may impact driving:

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment

  • Dementia 

  • Alzheimer's 

  • Macular Degeneration, cataracts or visual field loss

  • Arthritis

  • Neuropathy

  • Stroke

  • Subdural hematoma

  • Effects of chemotherapy


A comprehensive driver evaluation may be required by your doctor or may be requested by you or your family to determine the effect of age-related changes on your driving fitness.

Listen to Dr. Cassidy discuss older driver evaluations on the KRDO Radio Show Senior Talk

What does a Comprehensive Driver's Evaluation include?

Clinical Assessment - This in-office evaluation includes assessment of:

  • Vision- depth perception, peripheral vision, visual spatial skills

  • Cognition - memory, judgment, speed of response

  • Physical function - strength, range of motion and flexibility

Behind the Wheel Assessment - When appropriate, the following skills will be assessed in our vehicle:

  • Vehicle control

  • Complex reaction time

  • Visual scanning of the environment

  • Problem solving ability

Consultation - Immediately after testing, we will discuss your clinical results, driving related strengths and weaknesses, and provide recommendations. A written report will be sent to your referring physician.