Alzheimer's, the DMV and Insanity
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Yesterday was DH's driving test. He has Alzheimer's, and it ain't getting any better, nor will it.
So the DMV sends him this notice that his license is suspended until he takes a written and driving test, which are scheduled at different times.
I take him to the written test, and couldn't believe it!! He PASSES! I am sure he marked the answers with no idea what he was even being asked.
We get to the DMV, he gets behind the wheel, and the instructor tells him to demonstrate how he would arm signal that he was going to turn left.
DH turns on the turning signals in the car.
Instructor asks him again. DH points his finger at the man and yells "LEFT!!!"
Instructor asks him to demonstrate the arm signal for right turn.
DH points his finger toward the right.
Instructor says "No, use your ARM to signal a right turn".
DH throws his arm over the passenger seat and points with his finger to the glove compartment.
Finally, the instructor sees that this is not working as he hoped it would. He comes over to me and asks who is doing the driving in our house. When I tell him "I am", he lets out an audible sigh of relief.
We go inside the building and the instructor GIVES DH A NEW TEST DATE FOR FEB. 20!!!!
I can't believe this!! The guy actually thinks he is doing humanity a favor by giving DH another chance to create mayhem on the roads!!
No matter what I have told the DMV, they keep insisting "He passed the written test, and has earned a road test".
Heaven help all of us!!!!