Can anyone tell me why an elder would be driving to the left, the left, the left?
This has been going on for a VERY LONG TIME! We even had an optometrist involved (two years ago) and I was sure that an answer was close at hand. But, the optometrist gave the glasses back with NO CHANGE, and we were back where we started.
I am not just talking about driving a bit more to the left on an unmarked street where cars are parked on the right, which also happens. This is a persistent tendency to drive to the left on all marked roads, over to the middle and then back to the left, the left, the left--including right up to but not over the double yellow lines, including the highway, even when another car is passing us. In the past months it also started on the right. It is as if he is deciding to change lanes then stops... Freaking scary.
For the record, the person in question (husband) is no longer driving (since two months)--but just barely. No decision has been made, no conversation has been had, he recently stated that he is able to drive. The "no driving" is just my refusal to be driven by him and my going EVERYWHERE he needs to go so that I am always driving. I don't dare to let him drive anywhere. What if he hurt himself or someone else? We could lose everything...
But back to my question: WHY is this happening? Has anyone out there had experience with this? After much thought and observation, I am beginning to think:
a) he is orienting himself on the line, and/or
b) it is a question of reaction time. Has he had a mini-stroke? He has many health issues and requires oxygen at night. Is at doctor and labs frequently.
Oddly enough, I was telling this to his children about two years ago (this has been going on for about six years), and his daughter-in-law said that his son does the same thing. What can that mean?