Geriatric Medicine

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Driving and Dementia: Practical Tips

Friday, November 24
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

With the aging Canadian population and estimates of approximately one-quarter of persons over age 65 suffering from either Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia, family physicians will be increasingly challenged with driving safety concerns. In most provinces, it is mandatory to report potentially medically unfit drivers to transportation authorities. This session will provide the busy family physician with practical tips on dealing with driving safety concerns in the older adult who is cognitively impaired.

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Linda Lee

Director, Centre for Family Medicine Memory Clinic; Schlegel Research Chair in Primary Care for Elders
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

Dr. Linda Lee is a family physician, director of the Centre for Family Medicine Memory Clinic, Schlegel Research Chair in Primary Care for Elders at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, and associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. She has developed a Primary Care Memory Clinic Model and Training Program that has assisted 105 other primary care settings in Ontario to develop new memory clinics. In recognition for her leadership in helping to improve the care of seniors with memory disorders, Dr. Lee was named the 2009 Regional Family Physician of the Year by the OCFP. In 2014, she was awarded the Ontario Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging. Dr. Lee has Care of the Elderly certification and practises family medicine in Kitchener, Ontario.

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