I was a caretaker/POA for my parents until my father passed a few months ago. Mom has dementia and recently allowed her niece to convince her to change her POA. I took time away from my job of 15 years to travel back and forth, as I live several hours away, to assist them with appointments, develop relationships with all their doctors, handle their affairs, etc. Once father passed away, the niece swooped in and acted as if she was so concerned about our well being and wanted to help since I still travel to and from. Little did I know that every time I was away for a few days/weeks, she was convincing mom to change legal documents. I believed she lured her by convincing her that we (the adult children/grandchildren) didn't care about her and if we did, we would be there. Mom can live on her own, but just cant manage things day to day (bills, appointments, remembering day to day) and I see her dementia progressing. She clearly doesn't trust us anymore and accuses us of stealing her money, wanting to sell her property and cars. We all know the niece isn't doing this in mom's best interest just for what she can gain in the future. She has also stopped communicating with us and comes around mom more when we're not around but she's already exceeded in isolating mom. I thought an attorney in the next town was giving me sound advice, but soon realized I need an Elder Law attorney to provide the expertise I need. We decided not to seek counsel in the same town because it's very small and the attorneys appear to be friends and often work together though they shouldn't. The niece used an attorney that mom has used over the years to also gain her trust. This entire ordeal is costing us unnecessary money that we don't have but more so our relationship with mom as she declines. There has to be something that can be done about people/family that takes advantage of your elderly love ones.