Driving and Dementia: A Difficult Conversation

The driving and dementia conversation is a difficult one to have – for the person with dementia, for their family members and for the medical community. For those drivers who lose their licence, it comes after a devastating diagnosis which represents the beginning of a cascade of life changes – none of which are positive. According to Dr. Liliana Alvarez, a professor at Western who studies driving and medically at-risk older adults, the cessation of driving privileges can be linked ...

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What You Need to Know When Driving Near Bicycles

Do you know all the facts when it comes to driving near a cyclist?  While bicycle riders are subject to the same rules as motor vehicle operators, it can be a challenge to drive safely near cyclists.

Riders present a very small target to notice – the mass of a person on a bike is much smaller than another car or truck, and even smaller than a rider on a motorcycle. Because of this factor many motor vehicle operators come upon them ...

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