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.
Steering to Safety — National (08/28/2016)Source: Association
Driving Simulator Training Is Associated with Reduced Inhibitory Workload in Older Drivers — National (07/04/2016)Source: Association
In demanding cognitive tasks, older people mostly experience more problems than younger people, and their brain workload is higher.
Time-to-contact estimation errors among older drivers with useful field of view impairments — National (07/01/2016)Source: Nonprofit Organization
The objective of this study was to evaluate how UFOV impairments affect time-to-contact estimates in elderly drivers deciding when to make a left turn across oncoming traffic.
Michigan Law Enforcement Aging Driver Roll Call Video — Michigan (06/13/2016)Source: State Department of Transportation
This video provides law enforcement professionals with tips to help identify potential cognitive impairment and actions to take when there is a concern.
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.
Consensus Statements on Driving for Persons with Dementia — National (02/25/2014)Source: Nonprofit Organization
This paper works as a guide for occupational therapists when addressing driving, mobility and dementia in seniors.
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.