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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

This is a discussion you both need to have with his doctor. Losing the freedom to drive is a life changing event and may be met with determined resistance. If it is unsafe to drive then the decision is made. So sorry if this is the outcome. It also changes your life as you will now be the primary driver,

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Check with your doctor. Some areas have driver safety run by Occupational Therapist. He can be assessed by a trained professionals and unbiased opinion.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Besides the tremors I had 2 MAJOR consequences within a year of being Dx. I knew I was longer a safe driver because I started going very slowly and would feel overwhelmed on the curves. The Dr said that he had only had a handful of patients that said " I'll stop" before having family feuds or accidents. The second came immediately on the heels of the driving. I was falling frequently and it was getting dangerous. I had to go into a wheelchair full time. That was one hell of a year. The other biggie from the PD and a stroke was my family moved me from my home in Hawaii to a small town in Arkansas. There is a Hawaiian proverb..."the Spirit has victory over the flesh." Oh yes it's true I live that truth!!!!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I can understand him feeling upset and frustrated as we both love the outdoors and now everything seems to be taken away from him one after another. He listens to his children and my daughter is flying back tonight from New Zealand to set up a coffee corner for him downstairs as we worry he might fall using the stairs

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My friends kept advising me not to let my husband drive and when I told him that he was upset and said he's not an invalid. Yesterday he was woken up from his afternoon nap by his friend and his mind could not register when told where we were going and became agitated

posted over 3 years ago
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