Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

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Wed, Sep 18 2:56pm

Repost: What's a Driving Evaluation and Why Should I Take One?

By Dr. Melanie Chandler, HABIT FL Director, @drmelaniechandler

Driving Eval OK

Happy almost Fall!  Here in Jacksonville it doesn't feel like fall at all, but I can look forward to cooler temperatures soon, right?

Well, that aside, I had a conversation about driving with a patient and his wife just today, and it is a common point of discussion. So, I thought it would be a good time to revisit this on the blog as well. Enjoy!

What's a Driving Evaluation and Why Should I Take One?

 

Thank you @drmelaniechandler – My husband was diagnosed with MCI in 2015 and went through the HABIT program in 2016. One thing we learned in HABIT was that the three biggest issues are: driving, medications & finances. At this point, I have given him his meds and managed the finances for awhile. He hasn't driven in a long time, but this last weekend, he gave his truck to his son and gave up his driver's license. We got him a state-issued ID. This was his decision and it was just heart-wrenching for him and me, but I was glad he came to the decision on his own. It's a real milestone in the journey of dementia.

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