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Elderly Drivers

Brain Exercises Help Elderly Keep Driving Into Their 90s, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.27.2016 | Fifty

Who wants to argue with science, right? A decade ago, Penn State University researchers tested a sampling of 65+year-olds. Revisiting those subjec...

Taking Away Your Parents' Car Keys

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 10.05.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

As a widow in her 70s, my mother terrorized several counties in southern Idaho with her erratic driving. She loved to drive fast, but often forgot about rules and regulations.

Older Drivers Aren't The Most Dangerous, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty

New research from the U.K.’s Swansea University challenges the idea that older people are the most dangerous drivers on the road. Researchers ana...

The 10 Most Dangerous States For Older Drivers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2016 | Fifty

Rhode Island is the most dangerous state for drivers age 65 and older, followed by Maine, Minnesota, New York and Idaho, according to a Caring.com rep...

How To Take The Car Keys Away From Elderly Parents

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.21.2016 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

When we were growing up, it pained Dad to have to give us the car keys, because he knew how we drove as teenagers and knew that we didn't always make the right decision while driving or pay enough attention. Now it's our time to worry ourselves sick.

Here's How To Get Dangerous Older Drivers Off The Road

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty

More than 25 years ago, Katherine Freund's life changed course in the blink of an eye. An 84-year-old driver struck and seriously injured her toddler ...

Just HOW Many Drivers Age 100 Or Older Are Still On The Road?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty

There's no question that more people are living to 100 today than ever before. In the United States alone, the centenarian population has jumped 65.8 ...

Is It Time to Take the Keys Away?

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

We all age at different rates and with different needs. This is important to keep in mind because periodically we must check for symptoms and outside causes that may impact our loved one's ability to drive safely.

The Third Rail Of Aging Is Elderly Driving

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When a TV show gets it right, we call it art imitating life. And as NBC's Parenthood showed us this week, sometimes we can nail the problem but flunk the solution.

WATCH: When Should Caregivers Take The Car Keys Away?

Posted 08.23.2012 | Fifty

Caregivers often find themselves walking a tightrope between keeping parents and other loved ones safe while honoring their desire for independence. F...

Should Your Parents Still Be Driving?

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Do you have a parent who is getting older? Here are some ways you can assess your parents to decide if you should have the "car key talk" with them, along with some things that can help them be as safe as possible.

Police Bust 73-Year-Old 'Getaway Grandma'

Posted 02.10.2012 | Denver

A 73-year-old woman in Grand Junction, Colorado, faces charges related to driving a getaway car for two criminals there. The Associated Press repor...

Old and On the Road: Can We Train Older Drivers to Be Safer?

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.07.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

It appears that older drivers' mistakes may result not from declines in vision, cognitive sharpness, or physical ability but from learned habits -- habits that it may be possible to correct.

When Seniors Begin To Have Difficulty Driving

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

The most important part of getting your family member to give up driving is to ensure that there are other transportation options available.

Should You Take The Car Keys From Dad?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Older drivers think of themselves as safe drivers, but they account for a large number of fatal crashes. Convincing a parent to stop driving can be difficult, but the sooner you do it the better.

Forever Four -- A Tiny Life Taken By An Elderly Driver

Casey Sherman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Casey Sherman

Drivers over the age of 85 are four times more likely to kill someone on the road than an inexperienced teenager fresh out of Driver's Ed. class.

Why?

Robert Jay Stahl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Jay Stahl

Why do 41,000 to 45,000 human beings die on our roads every year, and yet our country is not up in arms?