I have a question that I can't seem to get an answer on. In November, 2012, my mother in law was diagnosed with Dementia. She lives with us now, since she can't be let alone. She is also diabetic, which is another reason she can't be left alone. Question: we take care of everything for her: food, clothes, meds, etc. Can we claim her as a dependent? She has a home that is now occupied by one of her sons. She has a vehicle that also being used by that son, but she pays the monthly note. This note takes all of her SS to pay for, another reason she's with us. I've been checking on this, but never get the same answer.