Online Chat Looks at Alzheimer’s and Driving

June 13, 2016

Knowing when to stop driving can be important.

One of the most difficult issues confronting many caregivers, especially those who are tending to individuals with Alzheimer’s, is driving. At what point does driving become unsafe, and how does one handle this delicate situation? Anyone dealing with this issue or wondering how they might handle it in the future is advised to participate in an upcoming live online chat called “Warning Signs of Unsafe Driving.”

The Chat

The online chat is scheduled for Thursday, June 30, at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (2:00 Pacific). During the chat, presenter Sue Paul will talk about the problem of unsafe driving among seniors, particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease, and then will open up the line for a question and answer period. This will enable participants to get personalized answers to their specific questions and to address topics of special import to them.

Those participating in the “Warning Signs of Unsafe Driving” online chat will be able to:

  • Learn tips that will help them better assess their loved one’s ability to drive safely
  • Learn how to recognize signs that may indicate that their driving behavior is becoming unsafe
  • Ask Sue Paul questions, including those with a specific Alzheimer’s or dementia focus
  • Engage in a two-way sharing of advice with other caregivers who are in or have been in a similar situation

About Sue Paul

The online chat’s expert presenter is Sue Paul, a licensed occupational therapist who prefers to be called a “Functional Therapist.” Ms. Paul employs a number of approaches – functional fitness, functional neurology, and functional medicine – to create a practical, holistic approach to wellness with her patients.

Ms. Paul has 25 years of experience working with older adults. She has focused great attention on the ways in which people age, where and how diseases take hold, and what to do to help mitigate the decline of independence in an individual.

Those wishing to sign up for the June 30 chat may do so by clicking here.

For an older individual, especially one with Alzheimer’s, stopping driving can be difficult. Caregivers who are prepared for approaching this situation can make the transition smoother.

Jason Sager

We hope this was helpful. If you have any questions or if you know of a senior who could benefit from our vast array of home care services in Fairfax Annandale, please call us at 703.750.6644 or email us. We work with most long term care insurance companies as well as Veterans Affairs, and Workers' Compensation.

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