Department: Resource Central
Where to go for more information on topics discussed in this issue of Neurology Now and for a directory of patient advocacy organizations.
If you have epilepsy, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, or another neurological disorder that limits your driving, you'll need to discuss the situation with your doctor. Then check out these alternatives to ensure you have a ride to your next medical appointment. Your local Parkinson's or Alzheimer's advocacy organization may have transportation resources, and other alternatives to driving include buses, car pools, subways, taxis, trains, special transportation for people with disabilities, friends, and volunteers from local church groups.
Also take a look at these resources:
* Transportation options for people who cannot drive safely may be available from the Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation in Our Nation): projectaction.org; 1-800-659-6428.
* Older people with neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's may wish to take advantage of transportation offered by ElderCare Locator: eldercare.gov; 1-800-677-1116.