You have noticed that when your dad drives, he struggles to stay between the lines or stop as quickly at lights as he used to. Or maybe you are concerned about the new dents on your mother’s car. As he or she has aged, your loved one has experienced changes in their vision, physical condition, and cognitive abilities, and you are worried about their safety behind the wheel. It may be time to sit down with your elderly friend or family member and have a serious discussion about the future of their driving, but this can be a very difficult conversation. Before you launch into it, it is important to prepare. The first step is to have a good understanding of why your loved one is having difficulties driving.