Also think she is forgetting to take some medications. My mother is not eating and tells me she "forgets". She has lost a lot of weight. If I remind her to eat, she gets annoyed. However, she has hypoglycemia attacks when she lets too long go by and that is not good. I tried explaining that she needs to eat regularly. I put pictures ot food al over her walls, I call her to remind her, I sent ensure, but it just does not happen. Unfortunately I am unable to llive with her to oversee this. It worries me, along with so much else. She gets annoyed by my reminders. No diagnosis, and I don't have POA. Brother has POA and is in major denial, I think ... or I have it all wrong. Now she is saying that she doesn't understand what her pills are for? They change colors. Brother fills the vials but does not explain to her. She was hospitalized again ... second time for overtaking one pill and the last time for taking less than needed. He pooh=poohs it when I say "she may be in early dementia. I see so many things, but the others do not. I spend the most time with her so isn't that natural that I would see it/? Also, she tells me how bad she feels but tells him she is fine. So he has ignored me; does not answer any email I send (which is rare). This time around, he did not even respond to an email asking "where is she". I could not find her in the hospital and there was no answer on the home found. She has CHF and "possible" cognitive impairment or early dementia (not diagnoses formally. He has POA and she wants only him for medical visits. Doctors will not talk to me. I have tried. They think she is just depressed and she IS. But she wont take an anti-depressant as she is on so many drugs already and is fearful as she is very sensitive to drug and side effects. I don't expect anyone to have the answer except maybe to the original question in the title of my post. Thanks. If I have repeated anything, I am sorry. I feel really overwhelmed and helpless to help her. I want to but everything I try ... its a brick wall.