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MIRECC/CoE Educational Products
MIRECC Educational Products
Driving and Dementia: Hanging up the Keys
Name: Driving and Dementia: Hanging up the Keys
Description: Cognitive disorders gradually affect a personís ability to take care of him or herself, first with instrumental activities of daily living such as shopping, maintaining finances, and driving, and later with activities of daily living such as grooming and feeding. Providing care for people with dementia can be intellectually and emotionally demanding. As the abilities of individuals with dementia change, so do their needs and the needs of their caregivers. As a part of PACERS (Program for Advancing Cognitive Disorders Education for Rural Staff), with funding from the VA Office of Rural Health and in collaboration with the VA Employee Education System, Drs. Geri Adler and Ali Asghar-Ali developed a training video to help providers and Veterans and their caregivers to help address driving for those with dementia. This video, "Driving with Dementia: Hanging Up the Keys," helps providers identify and address driving and can also be used to educate families and Veterans and provide strategies about stopping driving.
VISN 16: South Central VA MIRECC
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