At age 87, Mom has undiagnosed dementia, and won't present herself for evaluation. She's in great physical condition. I live far away, and her next door neighbor, an RN, called and said that she was going to call social services for neglect because Mom's behaving erratically. The house is big, Dad died in January, and mom stays up all night, and freaks about intruders, and wants to sleep in the car. My saintly brother managed to snooker her into moving to his house - and it's taking quite a toll on his wife & kids, and he's having major stress symptoms. Mom has resisted our help every step of the way, but after a shouting match, she wants an apartment in a senior living place. She's very specific about not accepting Assisted Living. So, maybe we help her get into an independent senior living facility. Will most facilities require a psych evaluation? I feel she needs one, and that a move to independent living will end with her getting reported to social services, and cause her more disruption and suffering. If a psych eval isn't required, can you think of how to trick her into one?