National Aging and Disability Transportation Center: Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation Forum
In December 2017, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) collaborated with Dementia Friendly America and Dementia Friendly Prince George’s County, Maryland to conduct a Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation Forum which was designed to identify challenges and opportunities related to transportation needs of individuals with dementia and their care partners. The forum was created to serve as a model for other communities who may want to explore transportation issues in their own locales. The Forum included a panel discussion with local and regional, and public and non-profit transportation providers as well as care partners and persons living with dementia. The participants who included over 80 care partners and persons living with dementia, had an opportunity to share information on both challenges and solutions they confront as they seek to get to medical appointments, shopping and social activities. Resources from the event will be available in the next one to two months, including a planned webinar. Stay tuned!