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A while back, there was some discussion on the Remember for Alzheimer's Facebook page about helping a loved one with dementia make the transition to stop driving.
These are some of the experiences caregivers shared in the Facebook discussion :
"My Mom got lost going to the dentist. Gone for 3 hrs, never made it to appt. Later, I would let her drive back roads to store, with me along, of course. Then she started clocking 60 in a 30. She gave up keys, but not happy about it."-Julia
"This was very difficult. He is only 64, but I no longer felt safe. He was going in the oncoming lane. I had to stop it. The transport ministry has cancelled his license after being alerted by the neurologist."-Rita
"My husband's 91 yr old mother, with dementia, still drives, but only right around where she lives. I wait for that phone call that she's had a wreck that was her fault"-Debra
Can you relate? If you're like Debra who's just waiting for that phone call saying there has been an accident, it's time to come up with a better solution. Ultimately, caregivers ought to have a transition plan that balances their loved one's pride, independence and abilities with what is safest for everyone on the road.
I recommend using the Safe Driving Planner. No matter what stage your loved one is in, whether safely driving, no longer driving, or somewhere in between, the Safe Driving Planner has helpful tips and resources for you like:
Go to the Safe Driving Planner »
In addition to the Safe Driving Planner, I also recommend these articles from the Lets Talk about DrivingSM program onCaregiverStress.com:
4 Suggestions to Ease Driving Transitions for Seniors
10 Warning Signs That Seniors May Be Unsafe on the Road
Retiring from Driving: How to Make the Transition
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