Research article: "it's complicated to get someone off the road" - spouses' experiences of driving cessation
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).
WALL, O. and CHARD, G., 2010. Research article: "it's complicated to get someone off the road" - spouses' experiences of driving cessation. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 38(1), pp. 14-20.