That was fortunate, I don't think my father will go down that road. He has made an appointment with his GP surgery tomorrow, I think he wants a second opinion. Basically the idea is to keep seeing different doctors until he finds one who will agree that he's absolutely fine. He is in cloud cuckoo land of course, no GP is going to overrule a consultant, but he clings fervently to the slightest hope that he might get his licence back. The sale of the car and the loss of the licence are all intermingled to him and I am to blame for the whole thing, rather than the DVLA who actually did make the decision to revoke his licence. I've found he increasingly remembers things selectively and remembers what he wants to have heard. An aquaintance is a retired GP and according to dad has said it is all nonsence and he's fine to drive. Other people have told me that the retired GP said quite the opposite! Similarly he trots out over and over again that a memory nurse said she had no concerns and stood right there and said that. In fact she called him by telephone and they have never met. A different memory nurse did come to the house and said no such thing. Yet he is capable of rational discussion about some other things. We had a sensible, constructive conversation yesterday about what funeral arrangements my mother would want when the time comes (probably not long) and he was perfectly sensible and rational about that - not the easiest of topics.If it is any help @MartinWL my dad managed to convince himself in a surprisingly short time that he had given up driving all of his own accord. Nobody had ever told him not to drive again, certainly not the doctor. It had all been his own idea because he had decided that he was probably too old although he had never been unsafe.
I was happy never to contradict him on this.
I have learned a great deal from DTP so thanks to all those who have helped - I am far better equipped to manage this situation as a result and more prepared for what may happen later.