Driving with Dementia: Evaluation, Referral, and Resources

  • Published: Occupational Therapy in Health Care, December 2013
  • Authors: E. Dickerson
  • Date Added: 02 Jun 2017
  • Last Update: 02 Jun 2017
  • Format: html

Objectives:

The paper discusses the issues associated with driving and older adults, including the difficulty of identifying when it is time to give up the keys.

Methodology:

A review of the latest research and need for specialized services for those with diminished capacity.

Key Findings:

  • The paper highlights how general practice occupational therapists must work in conjunction with driver rehabilitation specialists to meet the need of this growing population

  • A framework for referral and judgment is described and resources offered to practitioners to use.

Themes:

Dementia, Driver rehabilitation specialists, Driving, Driving evaluation, Older adults

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