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What can I do if my aging loved one should stop driving but won't?

Dr. Aruna V. Josyula, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

If your aging loved one should stop driving but won't, you can make a report, anonymously, to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can also notify his or her doctor. In some situations, when an older adult has dementia, he or she may not have the ability to recognize that they have a problem with driving. In such cases, it may be necessary to hide the car keys, remove the car battery or sell the car.

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