RE: Mr. Everett Hammond's book entitled, "Hammond's Ride Guide"
As a physician that has practiced geriatric medicine for over 20 years, I have observed first hand the difficulty experienced by my patient's when they have lost their license due to a medical illness. The scientific literature is chock full of outcomes that are associated with driving retirement and may include depression, decreased out-of-home activities, and nursing home placement.
One of the major problems that we do not deal with as a society is preparing for driving cessation. The average male will live about six years without the ability to drive, and average female about 10 years. Mr. Hammondís book provides an excellent review of the issues surrounding driving retirement. It succinctly and expertly provides recommendations for seniors (or individuals of any age that are afflicted by a medical condition), on how to cope with this delicate and difficult issue.The time to start preparing for alternate methods of transportation is NOW and this book is your roadmap! Home