Hello , its a long time since I was on here . Ive been having a rest since my mum passed away . I now find myself heavily involved with caring for a neighbour of hers who has the beginnings of dementia. He has seemingly perfect reasoning , but his short term memory has deteriorated to the point he wasnt safe at home . My issue is, that he has always given to one or two charities on a regular basis. Maybe £150 to £200 a month to one of them and 5k maybe once a year to the other.( Has no relatives ) He is now in a nursing home , and wants to continue his charity giving , asking me to do the cheques/transfers for him . I dont have poa (I will be considering this) but I do have legal third party on his account so I can pay bills online etc. and handle his property sale. He is self funding, and has enough to last for maybe 4-5 years care depending on how much it goes up. He is in poorish health at 85, but who knows how long he could last - He is worried his fav charity will end up with next to nothing after his few personal bequest totalling around £15k have been distributed. (The charity gets everything except those bequests) so is determined to give them as much as possible in the meanwhile! Im wondering about how much he could be allowed to give before hes accused of self deprivation of his funds. He think its totally unlikely he will last beyond a couple of years and says he doesnt care what they do with him if his money runs out if he should happen to live five years or so. Not sure how to help really. He wont pay for a solicitor (who may or may not be helpful) and asking the LA would have an obvious, but not necessarily honest answer ! Any thoughts please?