Do you know someone living with Dementia? Are they still driving? How do you know when it is time to stop driving? How can we keep them safe and allow for freedom and independence? Heather Shields, OTR/L, CDRS, owner of Pathways Driving Rehab Services performs driving evaluations and trainings with seniors and their family members. This [...]
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What you will learn in this video: Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive condition, affecting people physically, visually and cognitively People with MS are very good at adapting to their condition As people progress, they are determined and want to continue driving, sometimes driving unsafely Many people don't know there is adaptive equipment which can make [...]
What you will learn in this video: People that have had above the knee amputations are safer with hand controls, learn why they have better control with their hands than their feet. People that have Multiple Sclerosis may have weakness on one side of their body due to the MS. If they have use [...]
To see hand controls in action, check out this awesome video! This was last year with my Camry, now I have a fancy pants Lexus. New photos to come soon!!
Did you know that many people with peripheral neuropathy would benefit from driving with hand controls? To learn more about what neuropathy is and how it affects people when they are driving, listen to my Facebook Live.
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Sitting too close We've all witnessed the stereotype of a driver squeezed up against the steering wheel when driving. Often, this is a senior driver hugging the wheel as they can no longer manipulate the car the way they used to, and they may not even realize they're doing this. Aging is inevitable. It happens [...]
Can a person with Alzheimer's still drive? If you care for someone with Alzheimer's Disease, you may have concerns about their independence and safety, especially as it relates to driving. Unfortunately, at some point, inevitably drivers with Alzheimer's will find a day when it is no longer safe for them to drive. Below we outline [...]