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Driving & Dementia

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Driving and Dementia

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Memory and Brain Wellness Center
Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington School of Medicine

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify the most prevalent cognitive risk factors threatening driving skills.
  • Describe screening measures for cognitive function with combined ecological validity and suitability for primary and specialty care settings.
  • Identify resources and referral processes for further evaluation and additional community mobility services.


[From the Spring 2017 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]

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