Tag Archive | driving
Simple solutions that will help giving up the car keys a positive change.
When is it the right time to suggest giving up the car keys?
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
While I’m not so keen on my parents driving and we are working toward a resolution for this, I was shocked when the social worker told me my parents couldn’t come up with complete names and phone numbers. They both have carried contact phone numbers in their wallets for years. Apparently, my mom didn’t have […]