My cousin is in her early 80s and has to re-apply for her driving license because of her PD diagnosis about 8 years ago.
In the last year she has had two occasions when she has frozen. It was when she was out walking the dogs, and fortunately fellow walkers got her home both times.
She is anxious she will automatically lose her license because of this. Is that the case?
I think there are mitigating circumstances - her husband has advanced cancer, had to hospitalised, caught covid-19 and there were several gruelling months, (traumatic at times) in the summer as she nursed him at home as he rapidly declined. She got exhausted and her anxiety increased dramatically.
After his death she has bounced back, looks and sounds much better.
She really appreciates being able to nip down to the local shops, post office and garden centre, or to drive somewhere nice to walk the dogs. She doesn’t have the confidence to drive long trips.
If there is any chance she won’t automatically lose her license, I’d like to reassure her, to save her several weeks of worry.
Thanks in advance