Hi Janice

April 8 2011 at 1:36 PM
Julie  (no login)

Response to Sorry, Off Topic -- Elder Care


There is LOTS of info on the web on this topic.
I know what helped my Mom give up driving was having someone else drive her around in HER car-
or having her friends pick her up and take her places. She still felt "independent", and we all breathed a sigh of relief knowing she wasn't driving. Gradually, over time, she became used to being chauffered around, plus,the $ factor came into play. (car payments, ins., gas, upkeep) and she realized taking taxi's was a very real and easy alternative to driving if she gave the car up.

Her mobility IS an issue that needs to be addressed. Talk to her Doc!!! Could be age related, or something else-like eyesight, being easily distracted and not as aware of her surroundings as she should be. Frequent falls are scary.

Her forgetfulness and confusion also need to be addressed. New medication? Alzheimers? Dementia?

Have you talked about this to your sibs? Sometimes it takes people awhile to realize something is going on, as they are too close to the situation to see it.

Glad she is still able to get out to play bridge.
Hope her cronies are willing to give her rides!!



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