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Iowa City IA 52242
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ICN course to focus on driving recommendations for older persons with
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Driving recommendations for older people with dementia
will be the topic of a course offered through the Iowa Communications Network
(ICN) Saturday, March 8.
The program will address the driving problems associated with advanced aging
and cognitive impairment, clinical assessment related to the privilege of
driving and strategies for working with patients and families in transitioning
from driver to
non-driver. The course is sponsored by the University of Iowa Center on Aging
and the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing.
The course will be offered in 12 communities across Iowa. They are Council
Bluffs, Davenport, Calmar, Denison, Dubuque, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Grinnell,
Mason City, Sheldon, Waterloo and West Burlington. The origination site will
be in Room 107 of North Hall on the UI campus. The course will run from 9
a.m. to noon. Please note that there is a minimum number of five enrollees
to open a site.
Faculty for the course will be Geri Hall, gerontological clinical nurse specialist,
Mayo Clinic of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Dr. Matthew Rizzo, professor, department
of neurology, UI College of Medicine; and Dr. Robert Wallace, professor of
preventative medicine and environmental health, department of internal medicine,
UI College of Medicine.
There is continuing education credit available in medicine, nursing and social
work for qualified participants. The cost of the course is $25. Registrations
will be accepted by phone at (319) 335-7608 or fax at (319) 353-5554. Payment
should be made to Brenda Bradley, College of Nursing, University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA 52242. Bradley is also available if more information about the
program is needed. She can be reached at (319) 335-7608.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of
Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Brenda
Bradley in advance at 335-7608.