Can anyone give information on what to do about Power of Attorney when someone has lost mental capacity? My mother’s Alzheimer’s has got worse and her husband did not apply for POA. He used to take her to the bank to withdrawn her allowance, but it is getting to the stage when this will no longer be possible. He has been advised to go to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. I know he can apply to the Court of Protection and ask to be appointed as a deputy. Any information about this will be appreciated, for example:- 1 Can this be done without a Solicitor with no or little expense? 2 How long will it take for a decision to be reached? 3 What documents are required as evidence? Many thanks.