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This is not the case and her daughter is very hurt because of the accusations and also the state that her mother has worked her self up into.

she gives her a certain amount each week and then pays bills out of the rest of the money. The reason why she does this is because of the fact a lot of her money went missing.

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Go to the link below and print it out, give it to your client's daughter. The more someone knows about memory issues the better they will understand.

https://www.agingcare.com/articles/How-to-handle-alzheimers-disease-lying-144204.htm
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Something else, sometimes the Dementia patient thinks someone is stealing from her, so . . . . she hides the money. Then she can't remember that she hid it. . . . now she can't find it. Therefore: someone stole it!

It's a problem and not easy to sort out, but when dementia is involved, the patient can not always be taken at their word, unfortunately.
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I've read that people with dementia often accuse family or caregivers of stealing. It's just part of the confusion they are experiencing. For example, They can find thier purse and they don't have the cognitive ability to retrace their steps so they assume it's missing/been stolen. Try not to take it personally. You can try and write down where the money went. Also, being somewhat paranoid was common with my dad. He always thought he was broke-- for no reason!! Good luck.
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