When do you know it is time to stop driving?
Katie Jackson: When do you know when it's when your loved one should not drive anymore?
Lisa Mooney: So by virtue of having Huntington's does not mean that you can't drive. It's going to vary on every person, and it's going to be when there are safety concerns. So if your loved one is having more accidents, if they're getting tickets, if they have more cognitive decline or they're forgetting where they're going or how to get somewhere or how to get back home, this is... driving is something that is very, very, very, very individual. So what I would encourage you to do in this case is to 100% talk to your medical care team. Hopefully, it's a Huntington's care team, and they can talk to you about that evolution. But if it's not, definitely talk to a primary care provider. Again, if this is just a husband-wife disagreeing on whether who's a good driver or who's not, it's a different story, but safety concerns will be the biggest thing.
Remember, reaction time for Huntington's is slower, so there's... are certain precautions that Huntington's drivers should take, like turning off the radio, not driving at a high peak traffic time, making sure they're not distracted by phone or people in the car and some of those things. But, safety concerns, talk with your care team about it, for sure, because it is individualized.
Dr. Sam Frank: And to add, there are programs across the country that can independently evaluate people's driving.
Lisa Mooney: Yes, thank you, Dr. Frank. Absolutely.