Program Contents: 56 minute DVD. Includes 25 page Viewer's guide
Copyright Date: 2010
Presents a compassionate, yet realistic portrait of the many issues faced by persons with dementia, (and their caregivers) when a decision has to be made about giving up driving.
Stories shows the real stories of five persons with dementia, and the impact that no longer being safe to drive makes on the autonomy and self-esteem of the person with dementia, as well as, the effects on family relationships and life styles. The stories are four to eleven minutes long, and put a human face on how it feels to be told that you can no longer drive, and how it feels to be a caregiver in this emotionally-charged process.
Related Issues includes helpful insights from healthcare and driving safety professionals on how Alzheimer's affects driving ability, how to initiate the conversation about driving cessation, transportation options, and what healthcare specialists can do to help facilitate the situation for both the person with dementia and the caregiver.
An accompanying Viewer's Guide provides the ideal backdrop for discussion and perspective on how to address the personal and public safety concerns about driving and dementia.