Re: Early stages of mental decline
For her safety, for your safety, for my children's safety, for my grandchildren's safety..do not let her have a car.
As Deb said, the hardest thing for us to do was to take my mom's car away from her but it was our responsibility to protect her..and all the rest of us.
No amount of rationalizing equals the dangers of her driving.
She doesn't have it now so make it easy and keep it away...not easy but much easier than giving it back to her and then having to figure out how to get it away again.
We have been where you are, so we understand...stick with us and we'll get through this together.
And like Deb did with her dad, we will send my mom off to the great highway in the sky with her car keys.