This is what I did for my mom who had Alzheimer's. I contacted the Dept. of Motor Vehicles and got a form off the internet to fill out for the DMV. They then contacted my mom saying they were randomly checking drivers and she had to come in to be tested. If she didn't come in her license would automatically be suspended. She felt she couldn't pass the drivers written or driving test so she didn't want to go in. This takes it from your shoulders and puts it directly between the DMV and your parent. It's all done confidentially. May I suggest if you are the caregiver, get involved in a group for caregivers, they have so much advice and suggestions in how to deal with dementia patients. Hope this helps and best of luck to you.View Thread
My mom has Alzheimer's. She cannot articulate what she wants to say anymore. Ask him to point to what he wants (they usually don't know) and don't be afraid to say you're sorry you don't know what he's saying, then bring up something else. One thing about AD they forget as soon as they ask, usually. So changing the subject is quite easy. Being silly usually works quite often, especially when they are agitated and you don't know why. May I stress getting involved in a group in your area of caretakers, they offer so many resolutions to what seems surmountable odds in this tough world of care taking.View Thread
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