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Dementia Australia have welcomed guest speakers to record a specialised education video for you to access.
In this video we are joined by Doctor Theresa Scott, discussing some of the challenges of driving cessation for people living with dementia. Theresa provides strategies to help prepare for changes in driving status, information about balancing safety and independence, and provides valuable advice from research with people living with dementia and their families.
You will gain knowledge in:
- How early planning for eventual driving retirement can be empowering
- How talking about the meaning of driving and the loss of driving is an important part of adjustment
- What a medical assessment of driving may look like and your legal responsibilities
To view this video please register your access details below. Upon registering you will receive access on screen and an email to view at a later stage.
Suitable for: People living with dementia and their family carers and family members.
Doctor Theresa Scott
Doctor Theresa Scott is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Geropsychology and formerly National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Dementia Research Development Fellow, at The University of Queensland. She is currently leading a coordinated team of researchers, consumers, clinicians, and community care workers in a national, pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) of a telehealth-delivered driving cessation intervention to carers and people living with dementia. Her broad research expertise is in supporting quality of life of older persons and persons living with dementia.
As an applied researcher, Theresa uses mixed methods and co-design to develop and implement interventions targeted at supporting the functionality and independence of persons living with dementia and their care partners and family members. Her fellowship research focused on delivering driving cessation education and support to people living with dementia, their family members, and health professionals that manage the process. She has published several book chapters, journal articles and presented to national and international audiences on topics related to living with dementia and driving.