Can I claim my elderly mother, who has dementia and lives with me, as a dependent on my taxes?
My mother lives in my house because she had a stroke a couple of years ago. She now has dementia because of her stroke. She recieves an SSI check each month with pays for her food and her medical expenses. Other than that she has no income and no savings. All of her money went to going in the nursing home when she had a stroke. Can I claim her as a dependent even though she recieves an SSI check every month?