Penn Memory Empowering Caregivers Series

Penn Memory Empowering Caregivers Series Addresses Driving and Dementia

Susie Touchinsky, a distinguished occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist, shines as she shares her insights during the Penn Memory Empowering Caregivers Series on Friday, October 27, 2023.

Susie, occupational therapist, and certified driver rehabilitation specialist, shares insights with the Penn Memory Empowering Caregivers Series.

Penn Memory Empower Caregiver Series

The Penn Memory Empowering Caregivers Workshop Series is a dedicated initiative to providing caregivers with valuable resources and insights into the multifaceted aspects of caring for individuals with cognitive conditions. Caregivers often grapple with emotional, physical, and logistical challenges, and this series strives to offer support and guidance from leading experts in the field.

The latest presentation, held on October 27th, featured Susie who shared expertise on the critical topic: “Driving and Dementia.”

The Empowering Caregivers series facilitates a direct connection between caregivers and esteemed professionals who delve into intensive topics ranging from symptom management to end-of-life care. By addressing these crucial issues, the series aims to equip caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the intricate landscape of caregiving.

“We understand the profound challenges faced by caregivers every day, and we are committed to providing them with the support they deserve,” said Touchinsky, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to speak to the Penn Memory Empowering Caregiver’s Group. “Our goal is to empower caregivers with information and resources that enhance their ability to provide the best possible care for their loved ones.”

The presentation on “Driving and Dementia” underscored the significance of the occupational therapist’s role in this context. Touchinsky shared insights, best practices, and practical advice to aid caregivers in understanding and managing the complexities associated with dementia and driving.


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Empowering Caregivers Workshop Series

About Susie Touchinsky

With over 20 years of clinical and professional experience, Susie is celebrated for her expertise in both occupational therapy and driver rehabilitation.

Susie holds a Specialty Certification in Driving and Community Mobility from the American Occupational Therapy Association, demonstrating her commitment to the highest standards in her field. Beginning her career at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Susie has evolved to become the owner and operator of Adaptive Mobility Services, LLC, a leading provider of driver rehabilitation.

At Adaptive Mobility Services, Susie specializes in working with clients with cognitive impairments. She meticulously evaluates and treats drivers with medical conditions affecting cognitive, motor, and visual skills. Her dedication extends beyond individual care, as she actively collaborates with drivers and their families to determine the optimal and safest levels of mobility engagement.

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Penn Memory Empowering Caregiver Workshop Series

The Penn Memory Empowering Caregivers Workshop Series is a free program available to all. They continue to be a beacon of knowledge and support for caregivers in the community. Future sessions will cover a range of topics relevant to caregiving, ensuring that caregivers have access to comprehensive information and expert guidance.

For more information please visit the Penn Memory Empowering Caregivers Workshop Series.

Susie Touchinsky

Susie Touchinsky, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS is an occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist offering decades of experience, knowledge, and professional support for drivers, families, caregivers, and practitioners.