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Health Tip: When the Elderly Should Stop Driving

How to discuss the issue with a loved one

(HealthDay News) -- When you begin to notice the inevitable signs that an elderly loved one should no longer drive, from Rotary International offers these suggestions on how to discuss this sensitive issue:

  • Tell the person that you are concerned for his or her safety, as well as the safety of others.
  • Mention other transportation options, so the person doesn't feel trapped at home.
  • Talk about how much money can be saved in gas and maintenance by no longer driving.
  • Offer to take the person to regular appointments, the grocery store, and other errands.
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