I am so frustrated. My mom (mid-stage Alzheimer's) lives on Social Security and has very little money left in any IRA or 401K. She lives with me and in addition to paying the mortgage and utilities, I help buy her food and pay for her cell phone bill. She keeps writing checks to all of these sketchy political organizations and charities. The more checks she writes, the more requests for money she gets. She writes about 5 checks a month. I took her checks away, and she finds more checks. I just don't know what to do! I tell her, she may have a small amount of money right now, but eventually she is going to run out. Then I'm going to have to pay for more stuff for her. And I am less and less willing to do that if she keeps giving her money away. I can either have the mail sent to a PO box to stop the requests from coming in, or somehow discontinue checks on her accounts. Not sure the best solution. I'm not sure what her obsession is with donating to these weird organizations. She gives to her church weekly and the Alzheimer's Association, which I am fine with. Sorry. Felt better just to vent that out loud. I welcome any ideas on helping my mom be more financially responsible and not falling for what I am sure are frauds and scams.