Tag Archives: driving

When to stop or limit driving

driving safety

Deciding that it is time to discuss limiting driving or removing driving privileges with a parent is one of the most difficult things to do.  Driving is one of the key abilities that signifies independence, and when that is removed it may fundamentally change not only what that person can do, but also how they […]

Teepa Snow: driving and dementia

Teepa Snow is a widely known dementia expert. She is an occupational therapist whose experience, training and passion for her Positive Approach to Care™ (PAC) benefits people living with dementia and their care partners/caregivers. Are you worried that a family member is no longer safe to drive? Preparing for a conversation with your loved one […]

Adult children, parents and dementia: when a fib is okay

Adult children sometimes struggle with maintaining complete honesty when their aging parent has dementia. Is an occasional fib a kinder, gentler approach to caregiving when telling the truth is sure to start an argument? For example, when your parent refuses to stop driving, is it okay to say that the car is in the shop? When you […]

Who is driving?

Driving safety is a common worry for adult children of aging relatives. By 2020 there will be more than 40 million licensed drivers on the road age 65 and older. When was the last time you rode with your mom or dad and concluded that it was time for the “car keys” conversation? Did you check in first […]