Mom with dementia babysits!
A few months ago I discovered my mother is babysitting her 7 year-old grandson and other kids who pop in after school for a few hours each day. My mom was diagnosed with ahlzheimers over a year ago and she requires a walker to get about. My mom said she doesn't mind. I can't speak to the mother of the child because we do not speak to each other over a previous financial conflict (she was caught using my mom's ATM to pay her own bills). Since then I have become the DPOA, thank God. I contacted California Child Abuse and they advised it is not illegal for my mom to babysit. This situation seems ridiculous to me...it's okay for an 87-year-old ahlzeimer patient to watch underaged children but it's NOT okay to smoke in a car with minors!! I'm stumped on this one.