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My mother has dementia and has recently been looked after in

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My mother has dementia and has recently been looked after in a secure dementia unit where the people are much worse than her. Her mental health social worker is trying to transfer her to another more suitable home. I need to organise power of attorney to oversee her care and affairs and would like to know how to go about this.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How severe is your mothers dementia at present?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Clare


 


She is classed as moderate but is in a unit for severe sufferers.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

moderate, particularly very bad memory of only several minutes


 

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Have you asked if she still has sufficient Mental Capacity to actually sign a Power of Attorney?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Do you mean have I asked her? She doesnt accept she has dementia but is unable to fill out forms or remember basic information about herself. I havent asked her to hand over LPA because she has become untrusting of me since her husband evicted her. Her social worker is not helpful in telling me how I should go about securing the LPA

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
No I meant have you asked her consultant if she has capacity
In fact from what you say it is unlikely that she does and that being the case I am afraid that your only option is to apply to the Court Of Protection to be appointed as her deputy
The details are here
https://www.gov.uk/become-deputy
Please ask if you need further details
Clare
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your help.


 

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
You are most welcome - good luck
Clare