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Research Article

Driving Cessation and Dementia: Results of the Prospective Registry on Dementia in Austria (PRODEM)

  • Stephan Seiler,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Division of Neurogeriatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

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  • Helena Schmidt,

    Affiliations: Department of Neurology, Division of Neurogeriatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Centre for Molecular Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

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  • Anita Lechner,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Division of Neurogeriatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

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  • Thomas Benke,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Guenter Sanin,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Gerhard Ransmayr,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria

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  • Riccarda Lehner,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria

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  • Peter Dal-Bianco,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Peter Santer,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Patricia Linortner,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Division of Neurogeriatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

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  • Christian Eggers,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Konventhospital der Barmherzigen Brüder Linz, Linz, Austria

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  • Bernhard Haider,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Konventhospital der Barmherzigen Brüder Linz, Linz, Austria

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  • Margarete Uranues,

    Affiliation: Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Landesnervenklinik Sigmund Freud Graz, Graz, Austria

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  • Josef Marksteiner,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Regional Hospital Hall in Tirol, Hall in Tirol, Austria

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  • Friedrich Leblhuber,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology and Geriatric Psychiatry, Nervenklinik Wagner-Jauregg Linz, Linz, Austria

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  • Peter Kapeller,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology and Psychosomatic Medicine, Regional Hospital Villach, Villach, Austria

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  • Christian Bancher,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Regional Hospital Horn, Horn, Austria

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  • Reinhold Schmidt, on behalf of the PRODEM Study Group mail

    reinhold.schmidt@medunigraz.at

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Division of Neurogeriatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

    Membership of the PRODEM Study Group is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: December 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052710

About the Authors

Stephan Seiler, Helena Schmidt, Anita Lechner, Patricia Linortner, Reinhold Schmidt
Department of Neurology, Division of Neurogeriatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Helena Schmidt
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Centre for Molecular Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Thomas Benke, Guenter Sanin
Department of Neurology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Gerhard Ransmayr, Riccarda Lehner
Department of Neurology, General Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
Peter Dal-Bianco, Peter Santer
Department of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Christian Eggers, Bernhard Haider
Department of Neurology, Konventhospital der Barmherzigen Brüder Linz, Linz, Austria
Margarete Uranues
Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Landesnervenklinik Sigmund Freud Graz, Graz, Austria
Josef Marksteiner
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Regional Hospital Hall in Tirol, Hall in Tirol, Austria
Friedrich Leblhuber
Department of Neurology and Geriatric Psychiatry, Nervenklinik Wagner-Jauregg Linz, Linz, Austria
Peter Kapeller
Department of Neurology and Psychosomatic Medicine, Regional Hospital Villach, Villach, Austria
Christian Bancher
Department of Neurology, Regional Hospital Horn, Horn, Austria

Corresponding Author

Email: reinhold.schmidt@medunigraz.at

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RS HS TB GR PDB CE MU JM FL PK CB. Performed the experiments: RS TB GR PDB CE MU JM FL PK CB AL SS PS GS RL BH. Analyzed the data: SS HS RS PL. Wrote the paper: SS RS HS PL GR TB.