Our Mum has mixed dementia - vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s. At the moment Mum lives on her own, both my sister and I stay with her one night a week and we phone her every day ( we both live about eight miles away from Mum, although in different places and neither of us drive). She has some friends who keep an eye out for her and we are always on standby if needed. But we have one big problem...nuisance calls..most of which are about nuisance calls!!! Mum has lost at least a thousand pounds, which is half of everything she owns,from giving these people 150.00 a time to stop nuisance calls. It started with them charging her between ninety and hundred and twenty pounds for a twenty five pound plastic phone blocker box, these I managed to intercept and send back for refunds. Now I find these things on her bank statements, 150 pounds a time and I cannot find the relevant paperwork. We have tried putting notes by the phone to not give her card number over the phone. She maintains she does not do this, although she clearly does. We cannot take her card away as she needs it, she likes to do a bit of shopping which is fine but cash is difficult for her, so she needs her card. Power of attorney is a great idea but we are all pretty strapped for cash and I have heard it costs hundreds. I have tried changing her phone company so we can use talk talks call safe system, which sounds good. However her present phone company will not release her phone number or the line, so more expense. Also, since she does not remember, it is very difficult to get anything like that done as she is likely to deny all knowledge and cancel, plus she doesn’t see there is a problem anyway since she believes she never gives her card details over the phone. These people are despicable and those I have managed to cancel with have been largely indifferent. Any advice would be welcome. Unfortunately mum is very awkward at the moment as she will not have it that she needs us ‘interfering’ in her business!