Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Community Participation After Recommended Driving Retirement in Older Adults With Dementia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
Article Information
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia / Community Mobility and Driving / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Community Participation After Recommended Driving Retirement in Older Adults With Dementia
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505158. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4608
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505158. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4608
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This cross-sectional exploratory study considers the community mobility and participation of older adults with dementia following a comprehensive driving evaluation. Older adults who stop driving go through changes that may cause health decline. Results of this study show the importance of socially aligned activities and their impact on quality of life, as well as effective areas for OT intervention to minimize the poor outcomes associated with driving retirement.

Primary Author and Speaker: Connor Daws

Additional Authors and Speakers: Peggy Barco

Contributing Authors: David Carr, Michael Wallendorf