Taking Away the Car Keys?

September 14, 2015

Do you remember getting your driver’s license – that feeling of accomplishment, freedom, and independence? Now imagine the devastation of having someone tell you you can no longer drive, taking that feeling of freedom and independence away. For many seniors and their families, this emotional and difficult decision is a reality.Driving is a complex activity, and as individuals age, their ability to manage this once almost automatic act becomes more difficult. At some point, they become a danger to themselves and to others on the road. Unfortunately, the drivers themselves are often the last ones to realize this. Caregivers and family members must be diligent in their observation of the elderly person’s driving habits and skills.

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