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My Husband Insist That He Can Still Drive, Even Though His Balance And Coordination Are Bad..

My Husband Insist That He Can Still Drive, Even Though His Balance And Coordination Are Bad..

I’ve been doing all the driving since January because I don’t want to take any chances. Should I let him give it a try? He really wants to drive and have some independence . Has anyone faced this challenge, and what did you do?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Has anyone had their leg freez up ? I have it is a weird feeling I was not driving but I told my doctor and he said no driving. Just be very careful if you are still driving.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

No driving suppose his leg freeze and he has a accident I would not

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I was not allowed to drive after having a mild stroke. First of all I had to go to an assessment centre and there I was advised to have 10 hours of training from a disabled driving instructor who advised special mirrors to help with my stiff neck and shoulders. They help me to see round the corners. He then sent in a report to the DVLA, who also contacted my medical consultants, neurologist etc. and eventually in March this year I got my licence back. I didn't drive for about a year in total, but now enjoy driving again very much, knowing that I have had that extra training and assessment.

I don't know if any of this is relevant to your situation, but you need to be sure that his driving is safe.

Audrey

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

No way should you be driving. Pd patients cannot react fast enough, besides being on drugs.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My husband has the shuffle walk and not great balance, but still drives fine.

posted over 1 year ago
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