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Appendix B
Patient and Caregiver Educational Materials

Patient, Family and Caregiver Resource Sheets

The materials in Appendix B are handouts for patients, their family members and caregivers. We encourage physicians to make copies of these handouts and use them when discussing driving issues.

These handouts were designed to be user-friendly and simple to read. All patient education materials were written at or below a 6th grade reading level, and all family and caregiver materials were written at a 7th grade reading level.

Am I a Safe Driver?

Successful Aging Tips

Tips for Safe Driving

How to Help the Older Driver

Getting By Without Driving

Listed below are additional resources and references for the materials in this Appendix:

At the Crossroads—A Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Driving. Hartford, CT: The Hartford; 2000.

Creating Mobility Choices: The Older Driver Skill Assessment and Resource Guide. Washington, DC: American Association of Retired Persons; 1998.

Drivers 55 Plus: Check Your Own Performance. Washington, DC: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety; 1994.

Driving Safely as You Get Older: A Personal Guide. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Transportaion; 1999.

Driving Safely While Aging Gracefully. Washington, DC: USAA Educational Foundation; 1999.

Family Conversations that Help Parents Stay Independent. Washington, DC: American Association of Retired Persons; 2001.

How to Help an Older Driver: A Guide for Planning Safe Transportation. Washington, DC: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety; 2000.

LePore PR. When You Are Concerned— A handbook for families, friends and caregivers worried about the safety of an aging driver. Albany, NY: New York State Office for the Aging; 2000.

Older drivers on the go: Making decisions they can live with. UMTRI Research Review. 2001;32:1-5.

Family and Friends Concerned About an Older Driver. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; 2001.


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