Driving at an advanced age can be a routine event for some or a dangerous activity for others the physical changes of old age can affect the ability to drive

Try: Have the Care recipient (cr) try the following to improve or maintain his muscles joints vision and hearing muscles joints have the cr visit his physician if arthritis affects his driving if possible the cr should exercise to keep muscle fitness the cr should try to drive a car that is easier for older individuals automatic transmission power steering large mirrors _____ vision vision is key to driving make sure the cr has regular visits to the eye doctor encourage the cr to reduce night travel if he has difficulty with vision if the cr is required to drive with glasses remind him that it is illegal to drive without glasses hearing as with vision have the cr visit a hearing doctor to determine his needs hearing aids are helpful and necessary when driving adapted from agingcare com

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Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Medical Physical

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Keywords: Medical driving

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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