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Driving is a privilege that your father has most likely enjoyed for most of his life, and may represent a sense of autonomy and mastery over his environment. Depending upon which stage of the disease your father is at, he may or may not be able to engage in a discussion about his driving; his ability to rationalize and his judgment may be impaired.  If it is not possible to have such a discussion, you or another family member may have to take steps to simply stop the risky behavior.  Such actions might include asking his doctor for a "prescription" note that advises that driving is no longer possible and must be stopped. Also, many cities offer a driving assessment program that is either administered by, or run in cooperation with, police departments or the motor vehicles departments (DMV).  Such programs will take away a license if the participant is too impaired to pass the assessment.  Inquire about such programs by calling your motor vehicles bureau.  If none of these tactics seem possible, it is important to consider some other ideas, including hiding or removing keys to the car, dismantling certain features of the car engine system so it is inoperable, or even removing the car entirely.  While some of these actions may seem forceful or aggressive, such actions might be necessary to ensure the safety of the individual with the disease as well as other family members and others on the roads.
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