Our mother developed dementia over a 2 years ago and prior to that she had a major stroke. She has relied on us to care for her physical needs and gradually we had to take over her financial affairs. But her mind is getting much worse and wants to have complete control of her money which she can't possibly handle. She imagines all sorts of things which aren't true and gets angry if we don't allow her to spend money of needless items. We try not to let her see her mail, but when she does get her hands on it, she doesn't understand what she reads and therefore, misinterprets everything. Sometimes, important paperwork is misplaced and she doesn't say anything to us, so we are clueless when a bill is overlooked or not paid because she lays the paperwork anywhere. We try to keep everything organized, but that's impossible when she gets her mail . We were told by her bank that we needed POA before they would discuss anything with us.