For Elderly, Giving Up Driving Can Be Tough
It’s a wrenching decision that doesn’t necessarily depend on age, experts say
For many Americans, driving equals independence — the ability to run errands, go to church or visit family and friends as you please. So the decision to hand over the car keys for good can be a difficult one.
To help doctors, seniors and their family members spot the signs of someone who is too old and too frail to drive, the American Medical Association this week released the Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers.
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