When Is It Time to Take Away the Keys?

Seeing someone you love go through the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease can be a difficult experience. The changes that come with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease are more than just normal age-related differences, and can include memory loss, difficulty with everyday tasks, and impaired judgment. As you see your loved one experience these changes, it is important to know when it is time to take away his driving privileges. Driving with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be dangerous for the driver as well as other people on the road, as reaction time decreases and the risk of accidents goes up. In this infographic from Avalon Residential Care Homes of Dallas, you’ll learn more about the dangers of leaving your loved one with his car keys. Please share this infographic with your friends and family, and contact our memory care center with any concerns you may have regarding Alzheimer’s support.