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In Missouri. DPOA states lack of capacity only requires opinion of 1 Dr that mom doesn’t have capacity to make good financial or health decisions for whatever reason. I called it invoking my DPOA so she can’t override my decisions anymore and can take care of things that she ignores and doesn’t understand the need/importance, etc. Meds are problems., etc.
but her PCP act like don’t know what I’m talking about-I can’t be first person who’s needed this???

You need to have this enforced with a good neuro-psyc exam. If she is adjudged competent then you cannot use the POA. An individual is allowed to make his or her own decisions about medications and about everything else UNTIL adjudged incompetent under the law. If you think you need more, then you would need guardianship. And guardianship isn't easy to get. Costly and your Mother would be appointed an attorney to represent her, and if she is even MILDLY competent she would win. The judges in our country are VERY loathe to take the rights away from a citizen.
What decisions are you making that she is trying to override?
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I suggest you take her to a neurologist and have labs and cognitive testing done. Then have him/her write a letter saying Mom is no longer competent to make informed decisions.
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Even though I had the same documents, I added going the guardianship route to trump any document changes. You will need to take her to a doctor to fill probate papers. If her PCP is already aware, then papers are easy to get. Otherwise you will have to get her to a specialist to do testing on her.
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