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NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

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July 22nd 2014:Driving Miss Daisy??

After age 65, the fatality rate for drivers begins to climb very significantly. In the 75 to 84-year-old range, it becomes approximately equal to that of teenage drivers. For individuals 85 and older, the fatality rate skyrockets. With the elderly representing a growing segment of the population of the USA, issues of driving safety are becoming more prominent. Balancing independence with safety of driver and others on the road, clinicians and family members have difficult decisions to make. Meredith Lyons will share her knowledge and expertise in this discussion of aging drivers and safety.

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Meredith Lyons

An occupational therapist since 2001 and a driving rehabilitation specialist since 2008, Meredith Lyons is the owner and chief operating officer of Baker Driving Rehabilitation and she serves on two older driver safety task forces in Maryland. Ms. Lyons has spoken to various groups about driver safety and driver rehabilittion. She has presented to a wide variety of groups, including the Alzheimer’s association, area high school students, a Stroke Symposium, a Driver Safety Symposium, and as a part of the Dave Serio’s You Auto Know radio program. She has also been a featured writer on TheDementiaQueen.com and iSeniorSolutions.com. Ms. Lyons has had a wide range of occupational therapy exper
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