They say that anyone caring for a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s actually puts them at a high risk to get it themselves.
My mom now has dementia which really went full scale after her stepson took her husband, who had Alzheimer’s, away against their wishes. My mom took care of her hubby all by herself for many years after her hubby was diagnosed.
Last year my mom was having mild cognitive issues herself when her hubby had a mini stroke. He recovered with no ill effects. Dr said he could go home, but his son took him away and stuck him in a nursing home. Then he proceeded to cash out his all dad’s annuities that his dad had left to my mom.
My mom and her husband were both mobile and could independently take care of themselves. They both just needed reminders, etc. Assisted living was appropriate for both of them.
Now that stepson isolated them from each other, they both have deteriorated. Mom is super depressed and cries all the time. Her husband looks awful now and has lost weight. He would get upset and want to go home with my mom The stepson will not agree to let them stay together.
I cannot seem to find answers from any legal advisor to see if what the stepson is doing is illegal or it is some kind of fraud for self gain. I feel he is taking advantage of his dad and abusing his rights as a POA. He most certainly has hurt my mom.
The step son and his wife have a history of preying on the elderly.
Any suggestions or help from anyone is much appreciated.