Although the person with dementia has stopped driving, discussions about how to help them maintain their independence should go on indefinitely. Keep the conversation going by having brief but frequent discussions.
Try these tips to make discussions about giving up driving productive:
Here's what a family member has to say:
Use this Not Going It Alone: Who can offer support? (click here) to help figure out all of the people who could provide support. It was produced by The Hartford. After reviewing the worksheet, when you close the worksheet's web page, it will automatically take you back to here.
See a wife having a supportive conversation about giving up driving with her husband who has dementia.
Source: Alzheimer's Society
See various family/friend carers having conversations about giving up driving with people with dementia. Although some of the content is specific to Australia, most of the ideas are helpful no matter where you live.
<br />Source: Alzheimer's Australia Vic.
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