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Date Joined Jun 2003
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 6/22/2003 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Am new here, but have a question.Hubby age 85How do I
keep him from driving.Only makes the 2 mile trip occasssionally-has beedn doing so for 2 years.No problems yet, but aware there can be.

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Date Joined Apr 2003
Total Posts : 646
   Posted 7/30/2003 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, do you drive? If so, you should take over the task. If not, consider the risks of him getting into an accident or causing one. How would you feel if he killed someone and you didn't do anything to prevent it. Or how would he feel? I know this father in law has alzheimer's and we had to ask him that same question a couple yrs ago. He was a bad driver and did not realize it.

We live in Canada and maybe laws are different, but we simply called the motor vehicle branch and they sent him a letter saying he needed a medical, eye and road test done. If he passed, he could continue, if not his licence was removed. He just decided to turn in his licence. We soon sold his car as it was a sad reminder for him. Now he is fine. Too bad the disease is a lot worse though. Almost time for a home.

Good luck...Sassy

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Date Joined Aug 2003
Total Posts : 335
   Posted 8/21/2003 5:08 AM (GMT -6)   
What we did with my mother in law to stop her driving, was to disconect the battery and we told her there was a problem with the car.(well we wern't lying,it wouldn't start!)
We are finding this illness hard to deal with as a family even though ther is lots of help out there.Especialy as my sister has also been recently diognosed with early dementia at 53.

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Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 34
   Posted Today 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
If he can't get the keys,he can't drive,then just tell him,if he still understands,or get the Dr. to do it,or contact the DMV as them to retest  him & pray he won't pass..............


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Date Joined Apr 2003
Total Posts : 973
   Posted 9/26/2003 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
My grandmother hides the keys from my grandfather. She also has to lock the door with the key and hide them because my grandfather will wander off in the night. He thinks she's trying to kill him, so he tries to escape. I don't know if he's asked to drive or not, but I know for sure she wouldn't let him!
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