Can an ill POA be changed to a different family member?

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Family member in nursing home with Alzheimer's.

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Not sure what you're asking. Are you saying that a parent has Alzheimer's or the family member named in a POA has Alzheimers?

If the latter, look to the wording of the POA and see if it identifies a successor or alternate, and if there are any limitations or conditions for action and assumption of responsibilities by the alternate.

If both the original maker of the POA and the proxy have Alzheimer's, I'm not really sure what you can do unless there are already joint accounts, etc. and/or unless someone wants to pursue guardianship, which is an expensive option. I think it would depend on all the issues - whether or not there are Living Wills in place, what the assets are, if any, etc.

Yours is a good post to remind us all that the POA proxies can become ill as well.
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