Hi, I am new to this forum, and I would be grateful if anyone can help: I am fairly sure my dad has dementia, but he absolutely refuses to see a doctor, and it's been 18 months since we started getting concerned. I can understand that he must be scared and depressed about it, and I can't interfere with his choice not to see the doctor. The reason he gives is that he doesn't want to have his driving licence taken off him.
BUT - I don't think he's safe to drive any more and I'm getting seriously worried that he's at risk of causing serious injury to himself or someone else. Someone has suggested hiding his car keys, but I know that will most likely make him distressed and he would spend literally 24 hours a day searching for them, or get aggressive with my mum.
I know this might sound underhand, but it is out of concern for his safety and that of others. Is there anything I can do to get someone to intervene and prevent him from driving?