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Understand How Aging Affects Driving

Published: 08/17/2011 by Senior Care Society in Caregiving

Everyone ages differently, so there is no arbitrary cutoff as to when someone should stop driving. However, older adults are more likely to receive traffic citations and get into accidents than younger drivers. In fact, fatal crash rates rise sharply after a driver has reached the age of 70. What causes this increase? As we age, factors such as decreased vision, impaired hearing, or slowed motor reflexes may become a problem.

Using Music to Cope with Caregiver Stress

Published: 12/03/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

In an age when music is available 24/7 on the radio, on our computers, and over our iPods, it seems worthy to envision how music might help caregivers cope with the inevitable stress they face when caring for a loved one.