My mother probably has dementia. She was referred to a neurologist but never went for an evaluation. Her medical records state “self neglect” and “cognitive impairment.” She failed her drivers test a couple years ago so no longer drives. She became overwhelmed by doing her own banking and bill paying - was falling behind, losing credit cards, etc so my sister stepped in to help her with her banking. A month after my sister stepped in to help with the finances, my sister convinced my mom to sell a property in her estate/trust and she also convinced my mom to sell a different property to my sister. My mom had no representation in these deals. No appraisals, etc. There are 6 adult children in our family and no one knew about these transactions until after the fact. We have asked my sister to show proof that she actually paid mom a down payment for the property she’s buying from the estate, as well as proof she’s making monthly payments and she won’t comply. When we ask mom how much money she has left from outright selling the first property, she says “I don’t know, I’d have to ask ‘Sally’.” We filed police reports and had APS visit. My mom outright lied to the police and APS to protect my sister. She basically said she wanted to sell the property to them, she sold it at a huge discount because it needed work and she doesn’t need the money. She said she’s completely independent at home (cooks, cleans, handles finances) and this is false. She has help everyday from family members who clean and bring her meals. The police and APS didn’t access her bank statements to see if my sister is embezzling from my mom because my mom convinced them everything is fine and exactly how she wants it. Rewind- my mom has said selling the home to my sister was a mistake on several occasions and she asked my sister to reverse the transaction. Now my sister and her husband are isolating my mom from other family members: they changed the locks on my mom’s door. They bought her a new iPhone and added her line to their wireless account. It’s incredibly frustrating to have a trail of documentation proving my mom was manipulated; only to have the police and APS take her for her word (without even investigating.) I spoke with an attorney and they said guardianship is probably our only option and this sounds like a nightmare to put my mom through. Feeling so discouraged right now. Thanks for reading.