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Driving and Dementia Roadmap: A new resource on a World Health Organization Global Dementia Platform

December 22, 2022

The Driving and Dementia Roadmap (DDR), a free online Canadian resource developed by researchers at Baycrest, Sunnybrook Health Sciences, and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging, has recently been included as a dementia resource on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Dementia Observatory Knowledge Exchange Platform.

According to the WHO website this platform “enhances countries’ and communities’ response to dementia” and is a space to share resources “available at no-cost, to facilitate mutual learning and promote the exchange of knowledge in the area of dementia.”

For inclusion on the platform, the DDR was reviewed by academics around the world as well as a focus group of people living with dementia.

The DDR website is a first-of-its-kind, online resource recently launched across Canada, which aims to empower older adults living with dementia to make informed decisions about when to stop driving.

The resource can be used by older adults diagnosed with dementia, families, friends, carers, and healthcare professionals. It includes information about how dementia can impact driving, strategies for managing concerns about the loss of independence, how to plan for future transportation, and more.

The DDR is available at and includes resources from every Canadian province and territory.

For more information about the Driving and Dementia Roadmap read the news release.

Learn more about the World Health Organization Global Dementia Observatory Knowledge Exchange Platform.