My father who is 85 was diagnosed yesterday which we were half expecting due to some erratic behaviour and mood swings. It has been a tough journey just to get him to appointments for tests but at least we have arrived at the diagnosis point. He is very stubborn and we couldn't even get him to give up his car keys yesterday as we were told that his GP now has the power to inform the DVLA and revoke his driving licence. As the diagnosis was only yesterday we have to wait for action to be made by his Doctor. He doesn't believe a Dr can do this but I know he's ill and is not thinking logically. He has been diagnosed with moderate dementia so has had it for a while by the sound of it. He still has periods of normality thank god but also has moments of complete irrationality. Can anyone please help and tell me where I go from here. He used to deal with all the paperwork and bank details but the family are worried that he will now not be capable of dealing with financial matters. He hasn't set up 'Powers of Attorney' so this is the next avenue I am looking at. My mother is also 85 but she hasn't a clue about bills and finance so we need to help her and find out if we can get something legal set up but searching for information it doesn't appear to be a simple process. It only mentions that the person with the illness must be of sound mind when they set up powers of attorney which has not been actioned.