03 Feb Seniors who give up driving may show health decline
Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.
The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped driving — particularly in terms of depression. Researchers said it’s not clear that the health problems are a direct result of giving up the car keys.
But they said it’s likely there is a vicious cycle: worsening health — including vision problems, physical limitations and waning memory and judgment — causes older people to stop driving. That, in turn, can speed their decline.
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