A Bump in the Road
As Alzheimer’s progresses, it makes doing many tasks that had previously been central aspects of life. For many, driving is an important element to their freedom of movement and independence. When Alzheimer’s impairs a driver’s ability to react to situations as they develop on the road, they become hazards to themselves and other drivers. But giving up driving can be hard and an emotional topic.
This video by the Alzheimer’s Association features a daughter and mother discussing driving. Cindy lives out-of-state and is visiting her mom, Renee, whose had some fender-benders. Cindy talks with her mom about having her driving evaluated and other options to get around town.