Alzheimer’s Disease and Home Safety
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, you may begin to have issues understanding traffic signals and road signs. Giving up driving can be difficult and having someone to drive you to work, back home, and to run errands can feel like you’re burdening others. It’s important not to think of it this way. By staying off the road, you are saving lives. Also, do not think about this as having someone take you to work and home; in reality, you’re just carpooling, which lots of people do anyway to help save the environment or to reduce the cost of gas overall. You may have to run errands with a loved one, but this is for the best anyway. You’ll be able to get help to remember what you needed. It also doesn’t have to be the same person all the time. Use anyone within your support network. This is a good way to spend time with people who you may have been too busy to interact with on a regular basis.