From: A R Pickett on
Insurance rules vary from state to state, but we had a similar situation
with my Dad who lived in Iowa

When he was no longer able to drive, the cost of insuring his car became
prohibitive. He had kept it as a backup vehicle for various persons who
helped him, including my sister and one or two friends. When he was no
longer licensed, it was necessary for someone else to take it, and
compensate him for it.

This might be the issue with your dad which will tip the scale in your
favor.

But if full blown alzheimers has begun with him, I would recommend that you
tell him as soon as you can you will return the car, and just find reasons
to delay the moment.

Hang in there, and I hope you feel better soon!

--
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From: June on


"A R Pickett" <WOODeSTOCKe(a)PReODIeGY.eNET> wrote in message
news:8c52q0Fg9eU1(a)mid.individual.net...
> Insurance rules vary from state to state, but we had a similar situation
> with my Dad who lived in Iowa
>
> When he was no longer able to drive, the cost of insuring his car became
> prohibitive. He had kept it as a backup vehicle for various persons who
> helped him, including my sister and one or two friends. When he was no
> longer licensed, it was necessary for someone else to take it, and
> compensate him for it.
>
> This might be the issue with your dad which will tip the scale in your
> favor.
>
> But if full blown alzheimers has begun with him, I would recommend that
> you tell him as soon as you can you will return the car, and just find
> reasons to delay the moment.
>
> Hang in there, and I hope you feel better soon!
>


That's an excellent suggestion. As we all know the older the patient the
quicker the progression. My MIL was 100 years old and went from sane to
full blown dementia in a matter of 2 months. I'm not unfeeling but we all
know this road. Good Luck.......

From: Evelyn on

"A R Pickett" <WOODeSTOCKe(a)PReODIeGY.eNET> wrote in message
news:8c52q0Fg9eU1(a)mid.individual.net...
> Insurance rules vary from state to state, but we had a similar situation
> with my Dad who lived in Iowa
>
> When he was no longer able to drive, the cost of insuring his car became
> prohibitive. He had kept it as a backup vehicle for various persons who
> helped him, including my sister and one or two friends. When he was no
> longer licensed, it was necessary for someone else to take it, and
> compensate him for it.
>
> This might be the issue with your dad which will tip the scale in your
> favor.
>
> But if full blown alzheimers has begun with him, I would recommend that
> you tell him as soon as you can you will return the car, and just find
> reasons to delay the moment.
>
> Hang in there, and I hope you feel better soon!


Thanks Woodstock.

You won't believe this, but just this morning my sister and I came to the
conclusion that this might be the best course of action. I am just going
to delay it as long as possible. My brother already laid the groundwork,
telling him that an interstate title change can take MONTHS to go through!

My father is talking about buying another car, but somehow we are hoping he
doesn't do it.

--
Best Regards,
Evelyn

In the stony fastness of the mountains there is a strange market, where one
may barter the vortex of life for boundless bliss. - Milarepa

From: Evelyn on

"June" <nospam(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "A R Pickett" <WOODeSTOCKe(a)PReODIeGY.eNET> wrote in message
> news:8c52q0Fg9eU1(a)mid.individual.net...
>> Insurance rules vary from state to state, but we had a similar situation
>> with my Dad who lived in Iowa
>>
>> When he was no longer able to drive, the cost of insuring his car became
>> prohibitive. He had kept it as a backup vehicle for various persons who
>> helped him, including my sister and one or two friends. When he was no
>> longer licensed, it was necessary for someone else to take it, and
>> compensate him for it.
>>
>> This might be the issue with your dad which will tip the scale in your
>> favor.
>>
>> But if full blown alzheimers has begun with him, I would recommend that
>> you tell him as soon as you can you will return the car, and just find
>> reasons to delay the moment.
>>
>> Hang in there, and I hope you feel better soon!
>>
>
>
> That's an excellent suggestion. As we all know the older the patient the
> quicker the progression. My MIL was 100 years old and went from sane to
> full blown dementia in a matter of 2 months. I'm not unfeeling but we all
> know this road. Good Luck.......


Thanks June. We all sort of figured that he might go downhill at some
point, but it has been years now that he was doing fine, so we just didn't
think much about it.

We saw this recent change since he gave me the car..... only a month ago.

--
Best Regards,
Evelyn

In the stony fastness of the mountains there is a strange market, where one
may barter the vortex of life for boundless bliss. - Milarepa