A few key decisions can give your heart that extra attention and lower your odds of a heart attack or stroke.
You and Your Heart: What You Control — National (02/12/2021)Source: Association
Heart Attack and Stroke Symptoms — National (02/12/2021)Source: Association
Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack or stroke symptoms.
ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
The ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool guides you through the steps of developing your transportation plan. Starting early allows you to map out your needs, identify and explore your options for alternate transportation modes in your area, and plan for continuing a full and active life whether you are driving or not. Be sure to talk with your doctor to understand how changes in your medical conditions and/or medications might impact driving. Also, family members, friends, and caregivers can help you think about how to best meet all your transportation needs.
Vehicle Technology Preferences Among Mature Drivers — National (03/16/2020)Source: Association
The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab surveyed drivers age 50 and older about vehicle safety technologies, car buying and driving behavior, and self-driving cars.
Steering to Safety — National (08/28/2016)Source: Association
Home Instead Senior Care recently launched an online program that provides tips to make the conversation with an older adult about their driving ability a little easier.
The Older Driver with Cognitive Impairment: Perceptions of Driving Ability and Results of a Behind the Wheel Test — National (02/04/2016)Source: Association
Older adult drivers with cognitive impairment pose a potential safety risk to themselves and others.
Assessing Elderly Drivers: Ability Means More Than Age — National (04/08/2015)Source: Association
Edmunds.com gives information on its website on how to determine a senior’s driving ability.
Senior Drivers—and All Other Drivers—9 Tips for Summer Driving — National (07/15/2014)Source: Association
Julie Lee, Vice President and National Director of AARP Driver Safety, discusses nine important summer driving tips on this podcast.
Compendium of Traffic Safety Research Projects (1985-2013) — National (01/01/2014)Source: US Department of Transportation
Brief summaries of research on alcohol-involved driving, drug-involved driving, occupant protection (e.g., seat belts, and child safety seats), speed and other unsafe driving behaviors.
Standardized Road Test Results Differ from Older Adults’ Natural Driving — National (12/05/2012)Source: News
Studies have shown that our driving abilities decline with age, and for those with cognitive issues such as dementia, it can be even worse.