A few weeks ago the social worker said that my aunty lacked capacity. This stopped us from setting up an LPA (she had written an EPA for my father who has died). Therefore, I started filling in the COP forms. Everytime I visited my aunty, she was ok, and her neighbour said the same thing - a bit confused about time, how long she had been there etc., but she knew what was going on. Yesterday, the psychogeriatrician from the hospital saw her. He rang me & told me that she certainly had capacity when he spoke to her & that I could go ahead with an LPA as long as she understood at the the time that she signed it. I've done all that online today, paid and printed them out. Does this mean that the doctors word beats the social workers word? The social worker never gave us any paperwork regarding capacity & ignored all emails about DoLS and whether our aunty had a representative. Does anyone think I'm doing the right thing by going down the LPA route rather than COP? It's all very confusing, and she's not happy where she is.