Beyond Driving with Dignity
Summary: Are you worried about an aging loved-one's safe driving abilities? Do you think mom's driving skills might be slipping as a result of the natural aging process? Does dad's driving cause you to worry? Are your children afraid to get in the car with grandma? Then you've come to the right place! The Beyond Driving With Dignity podcast will help you work through all these concerns. Listen in as Matt Gurwell and his national team of Certified "Beyond Driving with Dignity" Professionals work to help you bring a peaceful resolution to YOUR family's particular related to older driver safety issues. Visit the Keeping Us Safe website at https://www.keepingussafe.org
In her article titled, "Dementia at 100MPH", dementia expert Jill Couch discusses the interesting practice of caregiving by stealth. Because this approach is so innovative, we decided to invite Jill to appear as a guest on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" podcast show to discuss both her article as well as the caregiving by stealth approach to providing assistance to our elders as they progress through the natural aging process. Visit the Keeping Us Safe website to read the show notes and to find links to the organizations mentioned in the podcast https://www.keepingussafe.org/caregiving-by-stealth/.
Today's guest on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" podcast is Mr. Mark Bott, P. E., Traffic and Safety Engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation. Mark's responsibilities include the integration of senior mobility, pedestrian and bicyclists, and safety initiatives into everyday activities to reduce fatalities and serious injuries as part of MDOT’s Toward Zero Death initiative. Read the show notes at https://www.keepingussafe.org/michigans-toward-zero-deaths-safety-initiative/
Today's guest on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" podcast show is Ms. Kathryn Eyring, producer and host of the Aging Gracefully TV program. Listen in as Kathryn helps us gain a better understanding of the vital role exercise plays in older driver safety. Be sure to visit https://www.keepingussafe.org/exercise-and-older-driver-safety/ for links related to this podcast and for the show notes!
We are most fortunate that Jennifer Beach, founder of Advocate For Elders, has taken time out of her very busy schedule to appear on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" podcast show to speak on the issue of fibbing to a loved who may be living with dementia.
Today's guest on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" podcast show is Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, MD and renowned eye surgeon from South Florida. Dr. Mendelsohn explains how your annual eye exam can save your life! Read the show notes at https://www.keepingussafe.org/how-your-annual-eye-exam-can-save-your-life/
Today’s guest, Vicky Rose, MSW and Memory Disorder Clinic Coordinator for the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare system explains the vital role a healthy brain plays in older driver safety. Vicky also provides us with actionable steps we can begin taking immediately to help keep our brains healthy as we progress through the natural aging process. For more great information on this episode (including the show notes) please visit https://www.keepingussafe.org/the-vital-role-a-healthy-brain-plays-in-older-driver-safety/
Listen in as today's guests on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" podcast show (Dr. Andrew Whitman and Dr. Cory Perry, both of the University of Virginia Health System), explain the increasing use of cannabis in older drivers, and how its use can impact an individual's safe driving abilities. https://www.keepingussafe.org/the-increasing-use-of-cannabis-in-older-drivers/
Today's guest on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" podcast is Mrs. Jennifer Dahmer of Healthy Hearing. In this episode, Jennifer provides older drivers (and their families) with tips on remaining a safe driver even with hearing loss.
Today's guest on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" podcast is Mr. Mark Wright, co-founder of the Storefront Safety Council. In today's show, Mr. Wright helps us gain a better understanding of just exactly what storefront crashes are, how big of a problem they are, who is causing them, and what we can do to help prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.
Today's guest on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" podcast show is Cameron Mott. Mr. Mott is a senior research analyst with the Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, Texas) and will be sharing with us some of the advancements being made in technology to reduce tragedies involving wrong-way drivers.
In today's show, Jake Nelson, AAA's National Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy & Research, is going to offer some insight on a recent AAA study titled "Medication Use in Older Adult Drivers; Findings from the AAA LongROAD Study".
Please join us as today's guests, Rich Granger (DriveOhio), and Randy Cole (Ohio Turnpike Commission), share with us how DriveOhio is driving Ohio’s preparation and leadership for the future of smart mobility. In today's podcast, Rich will explain how DriveOhio is not only working to provide the current workforce with mobility options, but also how the DriveOhio initiative is creating emerging smart mobility jobs. Randy will share with us how a 60-mile stretch of the Ohio Turnpike is being used as a testing grounds for autonomous vehicle technology.
Listen is as Dr. Andrew Whitman, Clinical Pharmacist in Oncology/Palliative Care at the University of Virginia Health System appears on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" show and explains the dilemma posed by polypharmacy and the effects it may have on older drivers. Dr. Whitman will also introduce us to the practice of "deprescribing" as a viable solution to the issues posed by polypharmacy.
Listen is a Katie O'Toole Smith, better known as "Katie the Car Lady", appears on the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" show and shares 3 tips with us that will prove invaluable to older adults (and their families!) as they prepare to purchase or lease their next vehicle. Show notes and more information on Katie are available on the Keeping Us Safe website at https://www.keepingussafe.org/3-tips-for-seniors-buying-a-new-car/
We are most fortunate that renowned eye surgeon Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, MD, FACS, has taken time out of his very busy schedule to talk with us about cataracts and how they can adversely effect one's safe driving abilities. We hope you enjoy this episode of the "Beyond Driving with Dignity" podcast show! Please visit the Keeping Us Safe website at https://www.keepingussafe.org.