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We live in Colorado, and my mom just received a jury duty notice; problem is, she has Alzheimer's and dementia (not officially diagnosed, but it's obvious). I have medical and financial POA's for her, but not a clue as to procedure in this. Any suggestions?

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why hold jurors to a higher standard than the judge? the last judge i saw was senile. he was nice enough but his every statement smacked of crazy..he probably had a fistfull of the pills that were siezed from me. a week later a deputy in that town flipped his squad car and was killed. i inadvertantly wrecked a small midwestern, skip tooth town. trikes hover when you cack down blue zans and chase em with everclear. i think they thought the hovering was an extraterrestial event.
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We're not in Colorado, but a few years back when she was still "in the community," my MIL received a jury summons in her mail. They don't accept telephone appeals here (you have to appear before the judge in person -- and nothing at all work-related will do); so we had to take her to her primary physician to get him to sign a statement. He wrote to them that she had limited mobility, was hard-of-hearing and that combined with her advanced age would make a poor jury candidate.

We normally might have objected to the expense and inconvenience, but as it so happened, it was the first time she'd been to the doctor in quite a while; and so it served as an excuse to get her in the door ("Well, we gotta go *this time,* Ma..."). Even then she constantly complained about everything, from the length of the wait time to the temperature of the A/C in the front office (she's extremely cold-natured). So if all else fails, you might want to contact your parent's physician. Depending on the last time they saw her, she might not even have to go in person.
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Call them and tell them and if they insist put her on the phone. I had do do that a couple of times and they are usually glad to deal with you after that.. Funny story my dad received a jury summons so I called them here in arizona and told them he passed away and shortly after that I receive a letter addressed to him stating that since he passed he will be removed from the database.. LOL
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