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283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8037; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: patricia-harris@uiowa.edu

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ICN course to focus on driving recommendations for older persons with dementia

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.

2/27/97