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She is 90, has beginning Dementia.

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I had a breakdown in 2000, at 54. Spent two weeks in mental hospital. Up till that time I'd had times of depression or lots of energy. But had no indication I had this illness.I've been with the same Psychiatrist for 14 years. Take my medication always as directed by Dr. In spite of that, stress is a trigger to make me depressed. I live in Calif. Mother lives alone in Ohio. I have a Brother there and if it causes him inconveince or money, he won't help. His wife and children don't see her except Easter, Mothers Day, Christmas. She called me 7 times today, brother 0. There are changes being made of her Home care. She's with Council on Aging in S.W. Ohio. They are giving her advice. Her Housekeeper supplied by COA( not sure of her motives) has her input, Her nurse wants her to go to Pass Port. She won't move here so I can help her. She wants help, but doesn't. I went back in Oct. last year, and realized how she has declined in the year since her best friend, Sister passed. She won't listen to me. I don't think she trust me because I am Bi-Polar. Almost all of friends have died, and all her 10 Bros.and Sisters but one, that is not well. She can be difficult, sweet,compulsive,hoarding,critical,funny. She feel the need to help with everything!She adores my Husband. But he has severe (SEVERE) degenerative Arthritis of spine. He's (70). Which state has the best help for Seniors, Calif. or Ohio. ( I think I need my own caregiver).Lol
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In my opinion, yes. As long as you are treating your illness. Are you taking your meds consistently? Are you emotionally stable (which you should be if you're taking your meds)? Do you feel like you can handle the responsibility and see it through while remaining stable and on your meds?

Then I don't see why not.
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Yes, if mom makes you her POA. Is your condition under control? If you are concerned that you will be an inappropriate choice can someone else be her POA? There are plenty of us with various problems who are still capable of acting in the best interests of our loved ones.
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