brainXchange Webinar

Event Date: Apr 29, 2015

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12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Driving is an important activity for enabling participation in community life.  Age-associate changes and medical conditions such as dementias can affect the ability to drive safely.  This presentation will focus on the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementias on the ability to drive and on the evaluation process to assess fitness-to-drive.  Supporting drivers who are no longer safe and their families will also be briefly addressed.  

This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by the brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).


Related Documents:

Driving and Transportation, Alzheimer Society of Canada
Driving and dementia - presentation slides


Dr. Isabelle Gélinas is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. She is a researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation in Montreal and a member of the Candrive Research Team, a CIHR funded team interested in driving in the elderly. Her main research interests are in the area of driving evaluation and training and on the social participation of persons with disability. She has also developed a web-based graduate certificate program on driving rehabilitation.