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What should you do if your loved one with Parkinson’s disease refuses to voluntarily limit or stop driving?

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You may need to take more aggressive steps, such as:

Make sure your loved one's doctor is aware of your concerns. They should be able to help.

  • Hiding the car keys
  • Disabling the car
  • Either selling the car or moving it out of sight
  • Contacting your local DMV

From: Parkinson’s Disease: Driving a Car WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration: “Driving When You Have Parkinson’s Disease.” 

Family Caregiver Alliance: “Dementia and Driving.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Parkinson’s Disease: Hope Through Research.”

MD Consult: “Parkinson’s Disease: Patient Education.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

SOURCES:

National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration: “Driving When You Have Parkinson’s Disease.” 

Family Caregiver Alliance: “Dementia and Driving.”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Parkinson’s Disease: Hope Through Research.”

MD Consult: “Parkinson’s Disease: Patient Education.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

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