FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN
/ No Debate About It /
If you talk with your loved one with other family
members in the room, rehearse what is to be said. It
is much better when everyone is on the same page.
Remember to put yourself in your loved one’s
shoes when the time comes to take away the keys. His
or her driver’s license was a key to independence
they received in their youth. We must recognize
their fear that taking away this key feels like the
beginning of the end to them. How would you feel?
Many times, people know when they can longer
drive; they are just looking for a way to keep their
dignity when they give up their license.
If you are thinking it is time to finally have
that talk with your loved one, do it as soon as
possible. You probably should have had it six months
Remember, it could be worse. One caregiver told
us she was relieved that her 92-year-old father just
had his license revoked by the state – his pilot's
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