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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Those affected by cognitive impairment don't always recognize that they have a problem. This poses a number of problems for the caregiver including whether or not to share this new and significant change with friends and family.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Minivans with adaptations that enable wheelchair users to easily get in and out can be very beneficial for seniors and their caregivesr, and buying one doesn't have to break the bank.

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

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.

This new tool for getting an elder to discuss driving issues may help make conversations about giving up the keys easier and more productive.

New research reveals a simple way to help keep an elderly driver safe. Learn how this small commitment may also benefit their overall health.

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

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.

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.

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?