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Effect of Computer-based Cognitive Training on indicators of unsafe driving in older adults: study design

Anstey, K, Eramudugollaa, R, Chopra, S

Older Drivers/Users

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: There is insufficient knowledge on effective methods to increase older driver skill. A major contributor to driving safety in older populations is the effect of age-related brain changes on driving skills. These brain changes affect a driver’s ability to attend to multiple events, make decisions, and rapidly respond to hazards. A critical question is whether training can reduce the underlying age-related changes that impact on driving. Here, we design an intervention to investigate whether computer-based training of attention and speed will translate to other tests known to predict unsafe driving in older adults.