AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes about what the adult children of older adults should keep in mind as they broach sensitive topics like moving into senior housing or giving up the car keys. On the subject of driving, Dr. Coughlin explains:
Those of us that are adult children take our independence for granted and cannot easily see a day when our freedom and mobility may be limited. Moreover, we are so focused (often justifiably) on one dimension of the driving decision, safety, that we are blinded to the wider meaning of what the car keys may mean to our mother or father.
Read Dr. Coughlin's thoughts in full here.