FREE Community Meeting
“Driver Safety for Older Adults: What Families Need to Know”
Thursday, January 16, 2014
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building
635 Charles E. Young Drive, South
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Nearest parking is in Lot 9 located just north of Charles E. Young Drive South and across from the Information Kiosk. Please proceed to the Information Kiosk to purchase a regular parking permit for $12 or a disabled parking permit for $5.
Do you worry about a parent or loved one who is driving?
The number of older adult drivers with dementia is increasing, and so too must our understanding of the day-to-day experiences of older drivers with dementia, their functional abilities, and transportation options. A panel of experts will lead a discussion on this important topic and share information including:
§ Warning signs & risks
§ The caregiver role
§ Having the talk about driving cessation
The panel of speakers include: Susan Howland, Director of Education at the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter; Jaime Fitten, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at VA Sepulveda; Tressa Thompson, DMV Senior Ombudsmen Program representative; and Linda Ercoli, Ph.D., Director of Geriatric Psychology at UCLA.
This meeting is free to the public
For more information or to RSVP, please call 310-794-0676.