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Magdalene T Story
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

My husband was recently diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia (not stroke related). His US driver license is expiring when we are living abroad and he will not have any possibility to pass the theory test anymore when we return in few months.
I am interested to know where I can get any information how to proceed with this problem. Thanks for any help.

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2022-01-01 00:00:00

My husband was able to get his driver’s license after we found the right anti-seizure medicine. We weighted for 6 weeks. Then he took the written test and passed; then they checked his reflexes; then he took 10 hours of driving lessons; then he went back and took his regular driving test. My husband had had a stroke so I’m not sure what the PPA doctors would say about your husband progression for PPA. You would need to find out the development for your husband’s PPA.
I hope he can drive, but I had to drive my husband around for 4 years until he was able to get his license renewed, and we did just fine—much togetherness!!

JUdi

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Magdalene T Story
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

thank you very much for the information, Pola

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Maura Silverman
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Pola, The area of driving and the responses that the DMV have to aphasia is an area that we are all working on in the area of education and advocacy. The programs in the country that specialize in PPA , and other Frontotemporal Dementias, may be able to offer you some guidelines on this. I would check with Northwestern University (PPA program) and Mayo Clinic. Our program, the Triangle Aphasia Project, in NC is working on the DMV/driving issues as part of our advocacy projects this year, so I would love to hear of your success/experiences. My best, Maura Silverman, MS, CCC/SLP

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sue
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Hi, do you have info on people with aphasia getting their writen part of the driving test completed

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