Senior Driving Articles

  • How to Discuss Unsafe Driving with a Senior

    Elders who have become increasingly dangerous on the road are often in denial about their inability to safely drive a car. In their minds, giving up the car keys equates to a loss of independence, but continuing to drive can have grave consequences.

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  • Taking the Car Keys: What to Do If an Elderly Loved One Won't Stop Driving

    Many family caregivers realize that an aging loved one is no longer a safe driver. Seniors are usually adamant about retaining their driving privileges, but there are outside sources of help for taking a parent's keys.

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  • Is It Time to Take Away The Car Keys?

    When is senior driving deemed unsafe? Tips and advice for family caregivers faced with one of the toughest decisions regarding their aging parents: taking away the car keys.

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  • Senior Driving Top Tips: Transportation Options for Someone Who Can’t Drive

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for transportation alternatives for seniors who can no longer drive.

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  • Senior Driving Top Tips: Keeping an Unsafe Driver Off the Road

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for preventing a loved one from getting behind the wheel.

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  • Senior Driving Top Tips: Discussing The Ability to Drive

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for broaching the subject of unsafe driving with an aging loved one.

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  • Senior Driving Top Tips: When Is It Time to Take Away the Keys?

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for recognizing when a senior is no longer able to drive safely.

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  • Driving and Dementia

    Driving is so important to our culture that parents and law enforcement revoke this privilege as a stinging form of punishment. Approaching an aging loved one about their ability to drive safely can be tough, but ignoring the issue is not an option.

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  • 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.

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  • Why Doctors Don’t Like to Discuss Driving with Older Patients

    You look to your loved one’s doctor to address lifestyle choices that affect their health, but driving cessation falls into a grey area for many physicians. Discover why MDs find this conversation so tricky and tips for successfully tackling the issue.

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  • Does Your Family Member Need Driving Rehab?

    Families are often reluctant to act on a loved one’s bad driving since it can significantly limit their independence, but there is an option available that is less drastic than taking away the car keys.

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  • 6 Strategies for Vacationing with an Older Adult

    When you're a caregiver you might think that taking a vacation with an elderly parent or relative who requires special care is out of the question. But a little planning can go a long way towards making a trip safe and enjoyable.

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  • 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.

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  • The Dangers of Senior Drivers Staying on the Road

    Are elderly drivers really a hazard? Or does their experience make them safer drivers? When should a caregiver think about pulling the keys?

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  • Charlie’s Driving Privileges

    Dementia and age related decline have impacted my husband's ability to drive. I'm dreading taking him to have his driver's license renewed. He only has to pass a vision test, but it's his coordination, reflexes and decision making that are the problem.

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  • 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.

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  • Driving Under the Influence of Dementia is Never Safe

    Research conducted on Florida's "Silver Alert" program yields interesting insights into how dementia affects seniors' driving ability.

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  • 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.

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  • How Seniors Can Save Money on Auto Insurance

    Are some policies better than others for aging adults? How can a senior save money on their car insurance? An older driver could save hundreds per year just by making sure they're maxing out their discounts.

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  • 20 Warning Signs That an Elder is an Unsafe Driver

    Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent, but the risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash increases as people age. How do caregivers know if their loved ones are safe on the road?

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