I don't want to go to court for it unless I know the criteria for it being granted. I usually hear that it is merited when the dementia patient is a danger to themselves or others. Mom seems normal to many people who don't know her, yet she has poor judgement with finances, can't read her bank statements, and has invited a homeless guy in to live/help around the house. The "helper" forged a check for hundreds of dollars and stole property. Finally got her to try assisted living and she won't stay even though she can't cook or clean well anymore. Personality changes have caused her to push her kids away (periodically revoking Power of attorney) and make false accusations of the very people helping her most. Would guardianship help in this case? I know there is financial and physical guardianship. I can't really see her in a locked facility yet, but she is so uncooperative with her care. Anyone have suggestions? I just don't know what to do with her.