My husband was told twice by his neurologist not to drive. Caretakers! How did you deal with this part? He keeps driving so I hid keys but he got a chain from barn and threatened to tear up my van if I didn't give them to him.
I have lost my way home three times. My doctor started me on Donepezil 5 mg. I haven’t lost my way since. I twitch too much to fall asleep.n I am still independent.
We live in a rural area. The 5 miles in town can be tricky If he misjudges when getting over, he could flip his truck. There are ditches I suppose to help drain rain from crops and steep hills. He can't even stay on our gravel driveway, I can only imagine the main roads. The honking at him would be a good ideal but he waves at everybody, even if he doesn't know them, nearly everyone around here does. He'd probably just wave at them.
Once as soon as he was out of sight down the hill here came an ambulance and 2 police cars sirens blaring. I thought it might scare him enough to turn around and come back. He didn't but did tell me when he got home the sirens scared the you know what out of him. lol Such a heartbreaking disease.
His doctor started him on Donepezil but he got diarrhea so he won't even try it again. I keep telling him he should because it could have been a virus. I'm going to show him your post and maybe he'll rethink it. Thank you so much.
He sounds like it is time to stop. Barry's neurologist told him his mind doesn't work well enough to drive. He may forget how to get back home, not know what side of the street he's suppose to be driving on, not sure if he should stop or go on red or green lights. I ask Barry to just drive around neighborhood if he has to drive but not in town. He had a spell B.P. dropped drastically and he was passing out just sitting eating cereal. I said what if you did that driving? It is scary. I know if he wrecked and it really hurt or killed someone he wouldn't be able to live with himself. Driving is one of the hardest things to let go when they don't have much left in the way of their independence
My husband has had a number of run-ins with parked cars, fenceposts, grandkids’ bikes and our garden trailer in our driveway or our daughter’s. Insurance has paid for some repairs but the $1000 deductible is killing us. We’ve probably spent $4000 on driveway accidents in the last couple of years. He hasn’t had any driving accidents on the road but he has trouble deciding when it’s safe to pull into traffic or turn into our driveway. He does NOT want to quit. Is it time? The neurologist said no interstates or unfamiliar roads for him 2 years ago.