When it comes to drunkenness, caffeine does not help

A strong cup of black coffee is not an antidote to alcohol intoxication. Neither are 2 cups. Or even three. Of a caffeine-rich energy drink for that matter. Caffeine is known as a stimulant that … [Read more...]

The health hazards of phoning while driving

We all know we are not supposed to be doing it – handheld phoning and driving at the same time. Yet we do it all the time. On the Swiss highway, there is big sign from the police: “If you keep on … [Read more...]

Driving restrictions for patients with ICDs

ICD stands for implantable cardioverter defibrillator. This is a device implanted in patients suffering from heart problems such as coronary artery disease or dilated cardiomyopathy. An ICD is a … [Read more...]

Driving under the influence of … stress

We are not supposed to drive when we are under the influence of alcohol or certain drugs. But what about driving while under stress? You may think that stress and driving actually go together in one … [Read more...]

The Fine Art of Distraction

This post discusses unusual behaviors caused by Alzheimer's disease and how to respond My mom was up, dressed and ready to go to church.  On the surface, that seems like a good thing.  However, it was … [Read more...]

You Know it is Time To Stop Driving When

You've been thinking about it, but you are not sure if it's really time to take the car keys from your loved one who has Alzheimer's disease.  Below is a list to help you make the decision, but in the … [Read more...]

Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive With Alzheimer’s

It's not their fault, but people with Alzheimer's should not be driving.  I know that is not a popular position, and there are probably a few situations when the disease is still in the early stages, … [Read more...]

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