Dementia and Driving - Fairfax
In the early stages some people are able to keep driving, but as memory and decision-making skills decline they need to stop. What makes this especially hard is that people with dementia often do not know they are having driving problems! Family and friends need to monitor the person’s driving ability to decide when it’s time to give up the keys. Learn more about driving assessments and other options to keep everyone safe on the road.
This program is a part of our monthly Care Partner Training series. All sessions are FREE, and held the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.
Amanda Mendez, COTA/L, DRS
Amanda is a licensed and certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist. She has worked in various settings of rehab for 7 years including, skilled nursing home, acute rehabilitation, outpatient autism/behavioral clinic, home health and now driving rehab. So far, driving rehabilitation has been the most rewarding setting and she is still learning every day!
She personally enjoys being active and outdoors, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her family.