Question: I notice that Mom's having trouble remembering directions to places she's been going to for several years now. She's also easily distracted when driving. How can I make sure she's a safe driver?
Response: Share your concerns with your mother's primary health practitioner. Ask this professional to evaluate her abilities -- and to be the one to inform her of the results.
Christine Farris, MS, RN, PHN
Consultant, ElderNest, Inc.