Aging Parents Driving
Answer the common question "How can I tell if my elderly parent should no longer be driving?" Learn how to take the keys away from an aging mother or father. Find out how to deal with stubborn aging parents who think their driving is safe. Know the common signs that your parent should no longer be driving and where to turn for assistance.
Articles About Aging Parents Driving
- Can Someone with Dementia Drive a Car?
This is a delicate subject for most seniors, since taking away their keys is synonymous with handing over their independence. However, you cannot allow someone to drive if they display signs of dementia. Get tips on and resources for tackling this issue directly and tactfully.
- The Hidden Cost of Keeping Elderly Drivers Off The Road
Encouraging doctors to tell unsafe senior drivers to avoid driving can make for safer roads and safer seniors. But not being able to drive may increase rates of depression in the elderly.
- Charlie’s Driving Privileges
I'm dreading taking Charlie to have his driver's license renewed. Driving privileges are a sacred source of independence, but an unsafe motorist puts everyone on the road at risk.
- An Affordable Alternative for Older Adults Who Can’t Drive
Driving is synonymous with independence for seniors, but age-related changes can make hitting the road dangerous. Look beyond public transportation and taxis for options that can get your loved one where they want to go.
- The Simple Way to Keep a Senior Driver Safer Behind the Wheel
New research reveals a simple way to help keep an elderly driver safe. Learn how this small commitment may also benefit their overall health.
- To Drive or Not to Drive? That is the Question
I'm almost 85, and have had a couple scary car crashes in the past few years. I've cut back dramatically on my driving, but I think it's time to look again.