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Is your older loved one safe to continue driving?
The question may arise as a result of a recent incident or diagnosis, a milestone birthday, or a general sense of discomfort with the thought of your senior behind the wheel. If the topic has come up, it’s probably time to consider an honest evaluation of skills and some potential adjustments. Assessing your loved one’s ability to continue driving requires both the senior and the caregiver to confront potentially diminishing capabilities. Recognize that the loss of independence and self-sufficiency afforded by driving can have emotional impacts and needs to be handled with sensitivity. Read more