I've been helping my mother for 14 months, since her husband died. She insists on living alone, the only "family" around don't help her at
all, but come around for money which she keeps giving them - in the thousands. I have been coming up a few days a month and see that she is not just grieving, but cognitively impaired. I have spoken to her dr and several experts on elderly and they all say she has dementia - but she won't see a dr so no diagnosis. I helped her get her "affairs" in order and now, somehow she went to a bank and changed everything. I have health POA but not general. I feel she is very vulnerable to being exploited, and not taking care of herself. She has recently turned on me with anger and suspicion - I guess that happens. I don't know what to do. I consulted an attorney and an asst living residence and others - they say to get POA but I can't seem to get her to cooperate on anything at this time. I'm thinking of calling Elder Protective Services for help. Does anyone have any ideas?