My Brother and Mother co-own a house. He is often late with his half of the mortgage payment, which makes my mother very anxious. After my dad passed away in September, she used the bulk of her funds to pay for his funeral. There was several thousand dollars left. My sister moved in with her with the agreement that she would pay 100 dollars a week to help with the mortgage and buy her own food. She has been living with my mother for 9 1/2 months and has contributed a grand total of 300 dollars and my mother is paying for all of the groceries to support her and she often brings her grandson over for week-ends and my mom is expected to feed him as well. My mothers funds have gradually dwindled down to nothing. SHe has credit card debt, mortgage debt, many health issues with costly prescriptions and falls far short of meeting those obligations. She has dementia and is continuing to pass out signed checks and credit cards to my siblings on demand. She doesn't seem to have the awareness of her financial jeopardy; and my siblings seem to have no compunction about asking her to provide for their needs. It is quite a mess.