By Chloe Elmer
No one wants to be the “bad guy” when it comes to telling older adults what they should or should not be doing at their age.
Family members and caregivers for elderly persons are usually the first to notice signs of their loved ones losing their ability to drive; however, they often don’t want to be the one ultimately responsible for taking the keys.
In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article on the topic, Penn Memory Center Co-Director Dr. Jason Karlawish calls the issue of seniors driving dangerously a “public health issue.”
Karlawish said that driving is a privilege, not a right, adding that while many people in the early stages of some types of dementia still have the ability to drive safely, he is glad the state of Pennsylvania requires him to report unsafe drivers.
Read the whole article here.