RCPI Course ''Fresh thinking on the older driver''

23 February 2016


Time: 17:00 - 19:30

Venue: RCPI, No 6 Kildare Street

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Full programme outline available here

Key speakers:

·         Professor Dorota Religa, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Assessing Drivers with Dementia and the impact of the Swedish dementia register

·         Prof Desmond O’Neill, Director National Programme Director of Traffic Medicine

Older Driver: setting the context

Positive responses including restrictive licences and other recommendations

·         Prof Tadhg Stapleton, Occupational Therapy

 OT perspective

The key speaker is Professor Dorota Religa, in division of Neurogeriatrics Department of NVS, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

Prof Religa is a Consultant Physician in Geriatric and specialises in demenitia.  Dorota will be speaking about the assessment of drivers with dementia, the Karolinska experience and the impact of the Swedish Dementia Registry, (SevDem). This is a national quality registry on dementia disorders with 55,000 patients.  The Data from SveDem is used in Sweden to further develop the national dementia guidelines, research and serves as a framework for ensuring the quality of diagnostics, treatment and care of patients.