My mom is going to be 93 in May, doesn't look her age and is near perfect health except for glaucoma. She takes no meds and is total denial about her Alzheimers/dementia diagnosis. She refuses to go to doctors any more because she "feels fine". She still has her own apartment but recently neighbors have been complaining that she knocks on their doors late at night asking if they hear noises. I've been having her stay with me in my one bedroom apartment but don't like to leave her alone for too long. She refuses any help because "she doesn't need it". I've told her she could stay at her apartment if she has someone live with her but that's not working. I've taken her to some assisted living places that are so nice that I would like to move in right now. Our relationship has degraded to such a point that we hardly speak and when we do it's usually her accusing me of stealing any number of her things. Lately, she's been talking to an imaginary friend and this could go on for hours at a time; my daughter bought me noise canceling headphone for xmas which I wear continuously. I've become a prisoner in my own bedroom and just watch TV on my computer and read. I can't interact with her anymore because she calls me names and forget about redirecting, she's like a dog with a bone regarding all the things I steel. My mom was my best friend and this is so painful because my mom is gone and I have no more compassion for this body snatcher. Anyway, people have recommended that I not go the route of getting guardianship because it is supposed to be very bitter and costly. I don't have POA for mother for anything and there is no chance I can get it. That's why I was wondering if I should get social services involved so someone else can tell her she can't live alone anymore. Has anyone ever made an anonymous call to APS and have them take over. By the way, I have been paying almost $7000/yr for LTC for my mom so I could afford to have her live in a nice place which I feel would be better for her because she's always been a social butterfly. Thanks in advance for advice/suggestions.