More Mad and More Wise

Wall and Chard (2010) document a very specific aspect of the caregiver experience in an article exploring spouses’ experiences when the person with dementia ceases to drive as a result of their condition.  They found that responsibility regarding driving cessation rests with family caregivers and that there is little support from other stakeholders.  It is a highly charged emotional event for the spouse that results in a loss of independence for the person with dementia. For an interesting commentary on this issue see “More Mad and More Wise” (O’Neill, 2012).

Research article: "it's complicated to get someone off the road" - spouses' experiences of driving cessation(2010)

More Mad and More Wise
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O’NEILL, D. 2012. More Mad and More Wise. Accident, Analysis and Prevention, 49: 263-5.