Any suggestions on how to limit my Dad's lottery spending?

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I am in Massachusetts and my father is in Florida and alone. I have POA for him. He has multiple and serious health issues and I have just hired a geriatric care manager to take care of him and he also has senior helpers come to his home during the day. He also has early stage dementia/Alzheimer's (he has appt with neurologist this week). Obviously this is costly and he can afford it for now on his pension income. But he is depleting his bank account on lottery scratch tickets. He withdraws more every month than his pension provides. I am torn between thinking that he is a grown man and he worked hard for his money and he should be able to do what he wants with it. But on the other hand i don't think he realizes the gravity of the situation. I am also afraid that if I push too hard, he will revoke my POA. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on how to deal with this? Thank you

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Thank you both for your thoughts and advice. Good to know he can't revoke the POA - that has been making me quite nervous because at times he gets very angry at me for telling him what to do. As for the Medicaid situation, I've talked with an elder law attorney and from what I understood buying lottery tickets won't count against him. But how to stop the spending? I'm talking about $150 each day every day. Should I just let him spend and spend until his money is gone? Do I even have a choice? Buying scratch tickets is what he lives for. But if I could even just get him to cut his spending in half. On a side note, one would think he would have hit it big by now - nope, only a few bucks here and there.
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When he has a diagnosis of dementia/alz he won't be able to revoke your POA, that's why he set it up...
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