1. Our next Q&A session is on the topic of Christmas and dementia.This time we want our Q&A to involve our resident experts, you! Share tips and advice on navigating Christmas here in this thread.

    Pop by and post your questions or if you prefer you can email your question to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.
  1. yadit0

    yadit0 Registered User

    Mar 26, 2014
    21
    Leicestershire
    My Mum of 87 has Alzhiemers I have been a little worried over the last few weeks, I take mum to the bank to withdraw her weekly money but not to much, as I have noticed that the money I put into her purse goes missing, Mum only goes out once a week to a Friendship club and only spends a small amount,I think she is starting to hide it, I have to keep searching the house from to to bottom some times I find it sometimes not, I like to leave Mum with money just in case of emergencies but I worry what she is doing with it.
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,745
    Female
    London
    Have you got financial POA for her? There'll be a time when you will have to take over her affairs as not only can elderly vulnerable people lose or hide money, but fraudsters can latch onto them and clean them out. Better be safe than sorry.
     
  3. Vesnina2

    Vesnina2 Registered User

    Oct 8, 2014
    21
    Here you may find many stories of people loosing money due to persons approaching them with various explanations...
    It is easy to take money from an older person it seems.
    So it may be better to protect dear older persons...
     

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