How do you invoke power of attorney when the aging parent is no longer making sound financial decisions?
MOm has alzheimers and recently ordered something over the phone that was costly and she didn't need- she is 86 and it was anti-wrinkle treatment system. She later tried to cancel it but couldn't get through and neither could I so we were just going to send it back when it came. Instead, she opened it, not remembering now that she had ordered it-swearing she didn't order it. Now she wants to move into a smaller duplex in the same area we live in to save $100.00 a month in rent, not realizing how much it will cost to move her and she will have to move again at some point when she no longer can stay alone. We were going to move in together, she forgot all about that and changes every day what she is going to do. The other part of the equasion is that I have a sister that is here also that I am sure puts ideas in mom's head but denies it to me. From her (the sister) history she can't be believed. She is extremely jealous of the relationship I have with Mom and I know she takes any opportunity she can to try to come between us because Mom has told me things that the sister has said that were either not true or non of her business to tell. I feel like I am going crazy, trying to help Mom and trying to make sure the sister isn't working with me. She know I have the power of attorney and I know that she is very mad about that. She acts so nice, but she never misses an opportunity to go behind my back and undermine any plans Mom and I have talked about.