Dementia and Driving Safety: When is it time to stop?

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Dementia and Driving Safety: When is it time to stop?

September 15, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dementia and Driving Safety: When is it time to stop?
Presented by Jan Stephanides, Occupational Therapist, Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, and lead driving evaluator at UNC Health Blue Ridge in Morganton, NC.

September 15, 2022
12:30-2:00 pm via Zoom

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Driving is a skill that requires clear thinking, attention, anticipation and swift decision-making skills. The development of dementia often makes driving dangerous. At the same time, many drivers resist advice to set aside the keys and continue driving. Families often find themselves in a no-win situation as they try to persuade a loved one to stop driving. Learn about the effects of the disease on driving, red flags for driving cessation, if a formal driving evaluation is necessary, and how to talk with your loved one about driving cessation.

  • She received her BS in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of NC at Chapel Hill.
  • She has worked as an occupational therapist for more than 30 years.
  • She has worked in the area of driver rehabilitation since 2009.
  • She became a Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist in 2014.
  • She is a certified driving instructor in North Carolina.

She enjoys educating others about Occupational Therapy and driving. She has spoken at national conferences, to local organizations and is guest lecturer at several occupational therapy programs.

She is blessed with a wonderfully supportive husband, 4 adult children, including 2 sons-in-laws, and 3 grandchildren.


September 15, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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