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Sitting too close to the wheel?

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...

Warning Signs of Unsafe Driving

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...

Having the conversation

Losing the ability to drive means losing independence. Having the conversation and deciding if it is time to hang-up the keys can be emotional and stressful. Here are some helpful tips from Pathways Driving Rehabilitation Services about making a difficult conversation...

Driving with Alzheimer’s

Each case is different "If you've met one person with Alzheimer's, then you've met one person with Alzheimer's." In the Memory Loss Tapes, an HBO documentary produced outlining the struggles of driving while living with Alzheimer's Disease, seven people are profiled...

Warning Signs for Older Drivers

Drive with confidence! Please share these with your clients and family members and staff.  It really helps us to make the connection between some of the changes we are seeing with clients and potential for how those changes may be impacting their safety with driving....

Adapting to the Changing Driving Environment

Adapting with Age In the coming years, older drivers will be on the roads, driving more miles per year, and at older ages than previous generations. For these drivers maintaining safe driving skills for as long as possible requires them to: Learn about new traffic...

Smart Features Mature Drivers

Changes can be subtle OT's are keen observers and are trained to notice changes.  This week I have sent you a helpful tool to help you learn more about naturally occurring changes. When a client has significant changes, they may benefit from a driving evaluation....

Thank you for a successful 2016!

THANK YOU! This is a little token of my appreciation for all of the referrals since Pathways Driving Rehab started serving clients!  I am celebrating 3.5 years of business, including servicing over 210 people!  In 2016, Pathways Driving Rehabilitation Services has...

It is Senior Driver Safety Awareness Week!

  I'd like share some of the common resources I use.  I hope you will share them with your co-workers, clients and family members.  Driving is a difficult subject for healthcare professionals, family members and community members. Or, should I say, the possibility of...

I had a stroke and I’m ready to drive

I have been an Occupational Therapist since 1997.  My first job was at River Ridge, a brain injury center, in Kennebunk, Maine.  This is where my love for the brain developed.  Did you know that our brains control everything that we physically do, smell, see, hear,...

Signs That It’s Time to Reevaluate Driving

I often receive calls from concerned family members regarding their loved one's safety with driving.  It is such a difficult subject because driving represents freedom and independence.  It is often people's last sense of control and purpose.  It is so important to...

Senior Driving Awareness Week: Driving Safer, Longer

This week is AOTA's Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 7–11, 2015, which aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensure older adults remain active in the community—shopping, working or volunteering—with the...

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