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My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia last summer, my Solicitor applied for Power of Attorney but made some mistake and the application was rejected and he now suggests applying for Deputyship instead. Can Power of Attorney still be applied for if someone has lost capacity? I would prefer a Power of Attorney rather than deputyship. She is currently in a Residential Home and applying for legal authority to deal with her financial and health and wellbeing has now been going on since March of last year. I have lost faith in this solicitor and need advice on the best way forward. My mother is still able to sign documents and to understand what they are for and why she is signing them.