Dementia and driving.
Just read an article in New York Daily News of an 88yr.old driver, (whose family apparently was aware he had Altzheimer's) that apparently hit the gas instead of the break and pinned a 8 month pregnant women to a wall. The baby was delivered by C-section, premature but alive,outcome for baby still up in the air,however the mother is dead.Please if you are currently going thru the decision about your elder and driving take this event in mind .This man's own family said in the article he may not even remember doing this, then WHY! was he driving?I know the loss of driving is a VERY big deal. I know when my mom had to stop driving due to meds that I was going to have to fill in as driver,yes, it is a pain in the *ss a lot of times but I don't want something like this on my mind. Just remember this event if you are going thru the anguish of this process, let mom and dad be mad, be inconvenienced but at least know you ARE probably saving someone's life.