Driving with Dementia: A Hot Topic for Families
Driving is a very hot topic for dementia patients because it is a form of taking away independence. It can also be confusing for patients as the disease continues to progress they can’t remember why they can’t drive.
Laura McEntire is the Manager of Family Care Services for the Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas. She manages the REACH and Case Management programs which provide direct care and support to caregiver’s and their loved ones dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. She also oversees 24/7 helpline which serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. Laura has been married 26 years and a mother of 3 girls. In her free time she loves to travel.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP28735. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
As part of the James L. West Series for caregivers, today we are going to focus our conversation on Driving with Dementia