My Mother refuses to see any doctor and her dementia is undiagnosed. What can I do? - AgingCare.com

My Mother refuses to see any doctor and her dementia is undiagnosed. What can I do?

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She can still move around but is losing reality. She is 72 and is experiencing dementia or aggravation of schizophrenia or similar that have gone undiagnosed for many years due to her refusal to see a doctor of any kind. This is now combined with onset of physical issues including frequent infections, absesses, limping, loss of eye sight, skin contusions. She seems to function daily as she lives alone, but will not leave the house. No medication is accepted. She continues to insist that she has no medical or mental issues despite obvious physical character issues. We would like to see her forced to get a full medical examination and diagnoses of the reasons for the limps and also a large growth that is on her cranium. Other smaller growths continue to appear. Any help is appreciated.

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Baker Act forms do not require Medical Exam only Psych. Exams. She is beyond point of threats for medical insurance, We do not have a POA for her. We are exploring either Guardianship or some other option.
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Florida has the Baker Act forms you can fill out. Contact Social Services in your county.
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Do you have POA for healthcare? It;s hard to get them to listen, but others here have had good advice with fiblets! Can you tell her that her health insurance of retirement demands an exam?
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