Victoria Traynor

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The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of cognitive training, specifically computerized cognitive training (CCT) and virtual reality cognitive training (VRCT), programs for individuals living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia and therefore at high risk of cognitive decline. After searching a range of academic databases (CINHAL,(More)
BACKGROUND As our population ages, the proportion of drivers with dementia will continue to rise. Increasingly, health professionals are faced with the clinical dilemma of determining fitness to drive. Unfortunately, the management of drivers with dementia is fraught with hazards. OBJECTIVE This article attempts to provide an overview of the complex issue(More)
Older Australians are increasingly reliant on automobiles as their sole form of transport. As our population is ageing and the prevalence of dementia is increasing, it is anticipated that the number of drivers with dementia will rise over time. Much of the literature relating to driving and dementia focuses on safety rather than mobility. The objective of(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide, there are an estimated 35.6 million individuals living with dementia. It is important that non-pharmacological therapies are utilized to help manage the symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, as they are the recommended first approach in best practice guidelines. METHODS This protocol outlines a randomized controlled trial with a(More)
Driving is a complex task, yet some people with dementia are capable of driving safely. As driving a vehicle is a privilege and not a right, clinicians are often called upon to provide guidance regarding their patients' ability to drive safely. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has predicted that by 2056, one in four Australians will be aged over 65.(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing number of older adults drive automobiles. Given that the prevalence of dementia is rising, it is necessary to address the issue of driving retirement. The purpose of this study is to evaluate how a self-administered decision aid contributed to decision making about driving retirement by individuals living with dementia. The primary(More)
A diagnosis of dementia can come as quite a shock. It is accompanied by a variety of changes to one's lifestyle and needs. This booklet may be used by any driver who has dementia. Most older adults have driven safely and remained accident-free for many years. Unfortunately, dementia can silently disrupt driving skills. At times, family members notice unsafe(More)
This pack provides assessment schedules and management strategies for speech and language therapists working with people with dementia with feeding and swallowing difficulties. Two assessment schedules are included in the pack to be used either by less experienced speech and language therapists or by speech and language therapists with experience of working(More)
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