My mom has been taking medication to slow the progression of Alzheimers for about 4-5 years. I believe she was cohearst into remarrying a man she had divorced 2 years prior. He got angry when my brother and I helped her with her finances by removing his name from her accounts to protect her. Within the weeks following, she remarried him and he had everything changed back. She is very depressed and negative. She has difficulty articulating what she is thinking, can no longer write, difficulty dressing herself and doing simple tasks such as answering a telephone, turning on a TV or getting out of a car. My mom used to be a very neat and clean person, but now clothes are scattered about on the floor, expired food has been found on different occasions and she sometimes sleeps in the same clothes she wears by day. She has told me that her spouse sleeps during the day while she is awake and watches TV at night when she is asleep. My brother made an appointment for her with a specialist the week before she remarried, but her spouse convinced her that she didn't need the doctor and we were trying to have her commited so he cancelled her appointment. I have mentioned to my mother that she needs to be in an assisted living environment more than once and she is very receptive to it. Not long ago, her spouse was admitted to the hospital and kept for a couple of days. The staff (or someone) even called the Dept of Aging out of concern for her wellbeing. The Dept of aging sent some papers to offer assistance with cleaning, laundry, etc... on a weekly basis, but her spouse will not allow anyone to come help her. No one in our family cares for her spouse, but my concern is the wellbeing of my mother, her quality of care and the remainder of her life. I currently live in Texas, which makes this situation even more difficult. Do I have any rights as her daughter to step in and do something or how do I go about proving that she is not in a good environment? This is not about money, but I do want her money and assets to go toward her care to ensure her needs are met. I fear that he is taking advantage of her financially by doing the bare minimum without regard to her quality of life. I will be home for nearly 3 weeks over the Thanksgiving holiday. Is there anything I can do while I'm there to improve her situation or get something going? Please advise.