My Mom (widowed) is in assisted living. She has dementia, highly suspect for Alzheimer's. We haven't been able to do an MRI due to her having a pacemaker. I'm an only child with the support of a wonderful husband and daughter. I have medical and financial poa. Today we found a note in my Mom's room with phone numbers to an attorney referral service. The writing belongs to my aunt (Mom's sister). We don't get along. We don't talk, which is fine with me because I don't need the added stress. My Mom has been on aricept for about 3 weeks and it has helped. Before she started it however, she was very up/down with accepting where she is now living. She was having a very hard time with us getting her house ready to rent out. She thought we 'wanted her house'. She threatened to get a lawyer to make sure I didn't 'do anything to her house'. But since the aricept, she has been more reasonable. Finding the note today (under her clock in her nightstand) tells me my aunt is a trouble starter. This woman does not know my Mom's diagnosis. She hasn't called me. She doesn't help other than say negative things about me. At least that's how it feels. I guess it would be more fair to say that she doesn't have anything positive to say. She brings my Mom snacks (mom is also diabetic). Is there a legal move I have to keep her from seeing my Mom if it gets to that point?