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When to take the car keys away?

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#1 mccormicks4family

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

We are facing the decision of when to take the car keys away from my mother-in-law. She has already had 2 minor accidents that she excuses by her "just being careless." I don't want her to hurt herself but I certainly don't want her to injure anyone else.

#2 Luthersfaith

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

Pull 'em. Ask the doctor to suggest it.
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world." - Jesus (John 16:33)

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

I agree, take the concern to her doctor. Consider a referral to a "Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist". Then, their evaluation can drive the decisions. Here's a couple of examples:

http://www.driveable.../site/index.htm

http://www.bannerhea...ing Program.htm

Most states also have some sort of "Medical Review" through their motor vehicles department that take anonymous complaints about drivers.

Husband diagnosed in 2005-Medicines: Azilect, Artane, and Amantadine; Sister and Best Friend from Childhood also have PD






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