The dangers of driving with Alzheimer’s, a safe alternative to driving is walking and having a pair of wander guard GPS SmartSoles. Peace of mind, safety and security knowing your loved one can be easily found if they get lost.
Watch how memory problems caused by Alzheimer’s make driving unsafe. See this great video to open up the discussion with family members, friends and patients. Here are 15 signs it may be time to stop driving:
1. Driving too slowly or too fast
2. Receiving traffic tickets
3. Being honked at or yelled at by other drivers
4. Becoming upset or angry while driving
5. Dents, dings or scraped paint on the car, mailbox or garage
6. Misunderstanding or not noticing signs on the road
7. Getting lost in familiar places
8. Stopping at a green light
9. Changing lanes without looking
10. Drifting into another lane
11. Having difficulty making left turns
12. Misjudging distances
13. Mistaking the gas pedal for the brake
14. Causing any crash or near crash
15. You can also follow the “grandchild test”: If you would not feel safe having this person drive his or her grandchild, it’s time to have a talk about handing over the keys.
Should you or your loved one be driving? Let common sense be your guide.
(Source: Johns Hopkins Health Alert, Posted in Memory, September 15, 2014)