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Driving issues!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:39 PM
Joined: 1/14/2015
Posts: 40463

Originally posted by: Cheryle Gardiner

I was looking through the Alzheimer's site and came across this link. It's to The Hartford's website, but discusses how to approach driving safety with older adults. I think it's worth posting since there have been so many posts lately on this subject. Since it came from the AD website, I don't think I'm violating any rules by posting it. I will also post it on the Spouse board.

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:39 PM
Originally posted by: Ginger A

My husband's driving was scaring me. He even backed up on an exit ramp on freeway, changing his mind on taking that exit. He was determined to continuue driving. We even bought a bicycle for him and he took off on it like a pro. However, he went back to driving the car.:C
Our Dr would NOT step up to the plate and help me. I called the Doctor for months crying & visited him pleading to help me get him off the road. After seeing another Dr& getting a driving test scheduled, he flunked the test. He contacted an attorney and demanded another test to prove that he could drive, which he also flunked. He turned in his license but said he was going to continue to drive. I called the Police but they couldn't catch him driving. Days later On Dr and psychiatrist's advice, we had him admitted to a home. There was NO stopping him and Dr was afraid for me and other's safety with his anger issues. It was a horrible ordeal. God bless everyone going through this terrible pain with their loved one.
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:39 PM
Originally posted by: Linda Dianne

Thanks cheryle
I was very lucky that went doctor told husband he could not drive any more that he did want he was told. I know that he can be very hard to get them to give it up. My fil was one that did not want to give it up.

He would go down one way streets and almost hit a few cars. But he would say this is a small town and I will be ok. We had to finally sell his truck and boy was he mad. But safty comes first with alz. I pray that all will be able to get love ones to stop driving.

God bless you all. Your sis in alz Linda Dianne
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