Tag Archive | driving

Is Driving a Battle Worth Having? YES!

Is Driving a Battle Worth Having? YES!

Don’t ignore the risks driving present when you are working to keep a loved one safe.

Is it Time to Stop Driving?

Is it Time to Stop Driving?

Simple solutions that will help giving up the car keys a positive change.

Is it Still Safe for Mom to be Driving?

Is it Still Safe for Mom to be Driving?

When is it the right time to suggest giving up the car keys?

Tougher Rules for Elderly Drivers

Tougher Rules for Elderly Drivers

On January 1st, Virginia implemented tougher rules for elderly drivers. They include requiring the individuals to renew in person, renewing their license every 5 years (instead of 8), and passing the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ vision requirements or presenting a vision statement no older than 90 days from an optometrist or ophthalmologist. When we […]

Making the transition to Assisted Living when your parents refuse – Part II

Making the transition to Assisted Living when your parents refuse – Part II

After my parent’s driving licenses were revoked by a doctor, they continued to drive. Their brains filled in the details with their own manufactured information. At first, my mom admitted they were revoked and showed me the letters, and then later, they would pull out their licenses as proof that they were still valid drivers. […]

Making the transition to Assisted Living when your parents refuse – Part I

Making the transition to Assisted Living when your parents refuse – Part I

I have been writing about my family’s struggle in helping my two parents with moderate dementia for more than a year. While my parents had an apartment in a retirement community, they kept their town house and divided their time between the two homes. They were unwilling or unable to make the move and as a […]

When are you too old to drive?

When are you too old to drive?

I don’t think this is a fair question, but it is the one that most often comes up. It’s really not about age, but about ability and competence. The Washington Post ran a story Should older drivers quit? Families key in wrenching decision, need docs, better tests to help.  The story includes a few simple […]