Driving and Parkinson's

Posted on May 21, 2018

For people with Parkinson's who are considering whether to give up driving, there are many questions and concerns. It can be a difficult decision. Not driving can result in isolation and the need to rely on help from others. As driving ability diminishes, it can help to talk about it with other people in your shoes.

On MyParkinsonsTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with Parkinson's, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Driving is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about driving:

Has anyone else experienced driving restrictions?

Does sleepiness mean you shouldn't drive?

I would like to know how many people are still comfortable with driving. Those of you that no longer drive, what was the deciding factor?

Here are some conversations about driving:

I can control tremor in my right hand but driving sets it off. Although shifting position on the steering wheel stops the tremor.

I was diagnosed in 2011. I am still driving but try to minimize it because of my nerves.

I'm starting to notice side effects from treatment. I can get anxiety attacks when driving.

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyParkinsonsTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Regarding driving, I limit mine now because I can't process multiple inputs and react quickly and safely. I feel comfortable and safe driving in my… read more

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