My mother who is 94 years of age has the early signs of dementia, short term memory loss although her long term memory is excellent. She has requested me to be her appointed power of attorney, in fact she wanted me to be power of attorney a number of year ago because I have handled her finances for around 4 years and I have third party access on her bank account. The problem now is that she was recently submitted to a nursing home because of the start of dementia and she is also visually impaired. My mother's siblings (brothers/sisters) are very unhappy that I am still continuing to sort out her finances and have requested money for useless things that my mother does not want, some of the money requests also seem to be nothing to do with my mother. I have explained to my mother what is going on and she is not happy and still wishes me to be appointed for power of attorney (financial). I have spoken to a solicitor and there is a concern if a power of attorney can be appointed for someone with dementia. Has anyone been in this situation? and can a power of attorney be done for someone with early dementia? I only have my mother's interests at heart unlike the rest of the family.