Please help My father has onset of dementia and has been diagnosed also with clinical paranoia which is focused almost entirely upon his money. He is in complete denial that he has a problem or that he needs help. He has been assessed 3 times under section 3 of the mental health act, but has not been sectioned as he is not yet deemed to meet the criteria that he will physically harm himself or someone else. He will not accept help from the drs or take medication (he believes they are all in collusion against him). He is a daily visitor to the banks, financial advisor, solicitors and police, claiming that everyone is stealing his money. The police have a watch notice on his address. I have a LPA for both finance and health. He has a considerable estate value and is now at significant risk of being scammed as he is being penny wise but pound foolish. He is switching and signing uip to new service deals to save a few pounds but is already locked into contracts so it costs him hundreds. Moreover he trust no one so is carrying all finance docs with him and due to his dementia leaves them behind (he has done this in the bank and police station). He has 4 Physically dad is fine and able to look after himself. He did file his own teeth down so as to save money on going to the dentist. However his major problem is the combination of forgetting things mixed with his paranoia that people are breaking into his house or accessing his accounts to steal his money. He has good and bad days but is getting much worse now. How do I take charge of his financial affairs so that I can make sure they are safe from really being stolen and are tax efficient? He will not accept help, he cant remember that he signed the LPA last year when he was well and will certainly try to cancel it if I act on it. I have searched online but cant find out how I go about using the LPA against his wishes. Other than the above he is very switched on (especially on his better days). As soon as I contact the first bank (of which there are many) he will try to get the LPA canceled and accuse me of theft. The whole family is in agreement that he now needs help and I have held off as long as possible. However I now need to step in even if it is against his wishes now. Naturally i can get letters from the banks, dr's police etc about his condition. I have fortunately never had to do this before. How do I start using the LPA. Do I have to get permission from the Dr that he is no longer mentally capable to make these decisions. How do I ensure that dad cannot cancel the LPA when I do use it. Do I need to do anything else other than keep good records of actions taken and share them with the family. Many thanks. I was not sure where else to get help.