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My mother has been diagnosed with dementia. With no power of attorney in place, so what are my options?
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Legal Question
This is more of a legal question that i suggest you put to an attorney.
However, in the milder stages of dementia, people are generally able to engage in decision making. So there may still be time for her to sign over poa to you.

In brief: Legal Question
This is more of a legal question that i suggest you put to an attorney.
However, in the milder stages of dementia, people are generally able to engage in decision making. So there may still be time for her to sign over poa to you.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: You can apply
To the court to have her declared incompetent to make her own decisions if this is the case.
If her dementia is in the early stages, you can talk with her about creating a power of attorney.

In brief: You can apply
To the court to have her declared incompetent to make her own decisions if this is the case.
If her dementia is in the early stages, you can talk with her about creating a power of attorney.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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