My Mom is 55 years old and was recently diagnosed with dementia. She is young and it is so sad to see her not be who she used to be. On top of it she is very depressed. She repeats her daily routine: Wake up, eat, smoke, take a walk, sleep and repeat. She doesn't think the Dr is telling the truth and won't accept that she has dementia. I'm worried she won't get approved for benefits because she won't admit to her symptoms. I have a POA already so I could just apply for her, but we'll have to do interviews, etc. I think I just feel stuck in what to do next. She currently lives with me but I work full time and worry about her being home alone. I have two young children too so I don't have the time and finances to provide full-time care for her. I'm worried she is not in beginning stages too because she can't manage her finances, can easily get lost, eats the same thing every day (fish sticks, chicken nuggets, and french fries for every meal). She is so stubborn and refuses to talk about anything. As soon as I do she says she is too tired and needs to rest. Or says we can talk about it another day. I feel lost and frustrated. Anyone else dealt with this?