Search: The Older Driver Part 2

Allaboutestates. Written on February 27, 2012 – 7:07 am | by Audrey Miller On January 5, 2012, I previously blogged on issues confronting the older driver and ways family members may be able to intervene. A few days ago, Ontario’s transportation minister indicated that he expects drivers with dementia will face tough new rules within […]

Originally published at Feb 28, 2013: Today’s blog was sparked by The Globe and Mail’s editorial of Feb 25, 2013 titled ‘Think, don’t fink’. It discusses Sudbury’s latest initiative called: The North East Dementia Network Coalition Safe Driving Task Force and the establishment of a hot line for anonymous tips about senior drivers. It […]

Originally posted @ Have you seen seniors trying to cross a busy street where there are no traffic lights? Many think they can walk faster than the speeding car headed their way. Not so….. Becoming allies in promoting safety for seniors can encompass a broad range of topics from elder abuse to fraud prevention […]

Originally posted in on April 25, 2014: As of April 21, 2014, Ontario drivers will have some new licensing guidelines which impact drivers over age 80. Every 2 years, the process now includes a 90 minute renewal session. During this session, the candidate will: – “take a vision test – join others in a […]

How Old Is Too Old To Drive?

by Audrey Miller on December 11, 2013

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Originally posted in on December 11, 2013: The Globe and Mail (November 28, 2013) printed an article by Jessica Leeder that asks the question: ‘How old is too old to drive?’ The article reports: “ on a per kilometre basis, seniors are the most collision-prone operators on the road. They are also subject to […]

allaboutestates, June 26, 2012: June is recognized in Canada as both Senior’s Month and Elder Abuse Awareness month and how sad that this month concludes with headlines of a viral video on the bullying of an older person. Like many of you, I watched in shock the video of the Ms. Klein being verbally threatened […]

October 24, 2010; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates When we were teenagers and our parents allowed us to take the car, they worried about us and didn’t go to sleep until they heard the garage door open and the front door close. Now, some 30, 40 or 50 years later, the tables have turned […]

The secret to not losing your marbles

by Guest Contributor on April 8, 2007

in Dementia, Elder Care

Macleans Magazine April 9, 2007 Is loss of memory and brain function an inevitable part of aging? New studies say a little tinkering can change all that Doris Howard, a 79-year-old former psychologist, has lived in the Heritage Retirement Community — set in a stately Tudor-style brick mansion in San Francisco’s Marina District — for […]