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Developing a UK specific Dementia and Driving Decision Aid for individuals living with dementia

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • In modern times, globally, many people with dementia are also drivers with all the challenges that this implies. The Dementia and Driving Decision Aid (DDDA) is a booklet designed to support people with dementia in making their own decision about driving cessation (or retirement). It was originally developed and tested in Australia and New Zealand with the co-participation of people living with dementia. Results showed that the use of the DDDA has a positive impact on decisional conflicts about driving cessation. Due to the global relevance of living with dementia and being a driver, a US version of the DDDA was recently developed (Veerhuis, et. al, 2017) and a UK specific DDDA research project is in progress. The Poster aims to illustrate how the research collaboration started and its developments.

UOW Authors


  •   Professor Victoria Traynor
  •   Veerhuis, Nadine (external author)
  •   Merizzi, Alessandra (external author)
  •   Booth, Linda (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Traynor, V., Veerhuis, N., Merizzi, A. & Booth, L. (2018). Developing a UK specific Dementia and Driving Decision Aid for individuals living with dementia. FPOP Annual Conference 2018

Abstract


  • In modern times, globally, many people with dementia are also drivers with all the challenges that this implies. The Dementia and Driving Decision Aid (DDDA) is a booklet designed to support people with dementia in making their own decision about driving cessation (or retirement). It was originally developed and tested in Australia and New Zealand with the co-participation of people living with dementia. Results showed that the use of the DDDA has a positive impact on decisional conflicts about driving cessation. Due to the global relevance of living with dementia and being a driver, a US version of the DDDA was recently developed (Veerhuis, et. al, 2017) and a UK specific DDDA research project is in progress. The Poster aims to illustrate how the research collaboration started and its developments.

UOW Authors


  •   Professor Victoria Traynor
  •   Veerhuis, Nadine (external author)
  •   Merizzi, Alessandra (external author)
  •   Booth, Linda (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Traynor, V., Veerhuis, N., Merizzi, A. & Booth, L. (2018). Developing a UK specific Dementia and Driving Decision Aid for individuals living with dementia. FPOP Annual Conference 2018