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My wife quit driving when she was diagnosed with AD. She worked in insurance and knew she would be found at fault in any collision, regardless of the circumstances. PWDs who drive risk the loss of everything they and their families own, and much of what they may earn in the future.
Please don't tell us a person who can't operate a phone can safely drive. Getting lost is the least of the bad things that are likely if they keep driving.
FCR, I have the same problem with my wife. She’s too confused by her flip phone to answer it or make calls.
I’m considering the Lively Mobile+ … it has only one button and would connect her with their support staff. I can also call them and they’ll ask how she is, etc. It has GPS and fall detection, and it works with a speaker and hangs from a cord so there’s no fumbling with opening it or holding it to an ear.
I think the monthly fee is well worth it.
I agree with other posters, Driving is dangerous to others on the road and hopefully you can get him to stop. You may have to disable his vehicle.
You may also be able to make a request the state to have his license
As far as a phone, this is what we got for my mom when she was calling and getting calls from Spamers.
It's pretty clear that he shouldn't be driving. He doesn't have the bandwidth to make the multiple quick decisions required. If you're worried about him getting lost driving you should also be worried about him ending up in a ditch and then getting lost trying to get home. Stop him now before he plows into someone out walking their dogs.
In the same vein, if he's at the stage that he's losing the abilities to use newer technology then he won't be able to learn anything new. An example: We bought my mom a nice lined jacket. She has to be reminded every time she looks in the closet that it's hers--it's not what she remembers as hers, so she completely ignores it. If you buy your uncle something unfamiliar it won't get used--the ability to look at a new thing and go ''Aha! there's that new thing...I should use it!'' is gone. I'm sorry.