What to Do When an Elderly Driver Is a Safety Risk

Watching a parent age is rough. No one likes to see the person who taught you to drive unable to function behind the wheel. In fact, 36 percent of adult children polled by Caring.com and the National Safety Council said that talking to their parents about the need to stop driving would be rougher than a conversation about funeral plans. How can you help you parents stay safely on the road, catch signs of trouble and, when the time comes, encourage them to accept a loss of independence? Here's a basic roadmap for this difficult process from the experts at Caring.com and gerontologist Elizabeth Dugan, author of "The Driving Dilemma."