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Dear Carol: My husband is 83-years-old and has always been a good driver. Although I’m 10 years younger than he is I don’t like to drive, so throughout our 40 year marriage when we’ve gone anywhere together he’s driven. Now, I believe he needs to quit driving because his vision has begun to fade due to macular degeneration. Also, he’s in the early stages of dementia and can become confused. During the last year he’s had three small car accidents. He’s never been a stubborn person but when it comes to driving he refuses to let me take over. I’m afraid that he’ll get in a bad accident and hurt not only himself but other people. How do I convince him that he has to stop? - Milly

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