People With Dementia Encouraged to Hang Up The Keys


When people with dementia hang up their car keys, the sudden loss of mobility can have devastating effects.

The University of Queensland School of Psychology's Dr. Theresa Scott said the CarFreeMe program was designed to help make the transition easier.

"Mobility impairments and loss of driving may lead to people becoming isolated and house-bound, and at increased risk of depression and anxiety," she said.

"CarFreeMe educates people with dementia, and their families, on how to stay active in the community without a car.

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