my 94 year old mother in law is struggeling with memroy issues. She is storngly independent- has 2 sons- one with mental health + a sister. She has good and bad days. She lives alone- my husband and I live in an in law apart next to her. She also has $ - she is struggling with memory, health and ADL's. Any suggestions I make to assist in any of these areas she feels I am taking away her independence. Her 2 sons and her sister are willing to just let it take its own course. She is lonely and depressed when I go into to be with her- again any suggestions appear to make things worse. Her 3 grandchilren from her other son are financilly taking advantage of her. Almost to the point that she is willng to put her own financialy future in jeoprdy becasue she can not remeber what she is doing. Due to the fact that I am th in-law I have been put to the side except for the fact that I do the bulk of errands, listening, picking up the things that are dropping - I have spoken both to my husband and her sister, who does not live by who feel that there is nothing that can be done about the sitiuation. I get overwhlemed with my own feelings of inadequies, anger and frustration at the entire situation. Does anyone have suggestions

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What about your husband, what does he say? Would she give him power of attorney to guard over her assets? I also am taking care of my mother-in-law although she's living in asst. living already, but I was the first one she wanted as POA. She has dementia/alz along with macular degeneration so after my father-in-law died she and I became really close. She has three sons, I'm married to #3 and everyone seems to be getting along fine as far as her welfare is concerned. It's been 2 years now and myself & #2 son are POA, and all three of the boys are on her bank accounts with her as co-owners so that when she dies my job will be done as POA and they can take over. It's working good so far.
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