Good morning everyone - I've not been on here for some time, but my sister and I now find ourselves in quite a difficult situation in respect of convincing our father that Mother no longer has the capacity to fully understand and therefore put her signature to a Power of Attorney. It was around this time last year that he asked a solicitor to come along and start the process to put POAs in place for himself and Mother, with my sister and I, obviously, as the attorneys. His was no problem at all, and it's all sorted. The solicitor, however, was not convinced, quite understandably, that Mother was fully understanding of what we were discussing, and what it would mean. He acted I believe quite correctly in telling my father that he would need to obtain signed assurances that Mother knew what she was doing. During the solicitor's visit, she sat and filled in her crosswords, and then fell asleep - this is quite normal, these days, bless her. He asked her if she had understood why he was there, and what we had been discussing, and what it would mean. She replied "I haven't really been listening, my love". Currently, Father is still faffing around to try and find someone who will state that Mother has the necessary mental capacity to sign a POA. He did telephone the Alzheimer's Society (after an enormous amount of nagging!), but insists that he was advised to contact someone "miles away near Bournemouth" (we live near Southampton), and has therefore done nothing further. My sister and I feel that the situation has now gone beyond there ever being a POA in place for Mother, it should have been sorted before she had deteriorated to where she is now (we did our best to convince him eight years ago when she received her diagnosis). He has even started to deny that she has AD, and has been spouting some nonsense about her having been brain-damaged when she took a tumble whilst in hospital in 2011. She DID take a tumble, but the scan that they gave her to ensure she wasn't badly injured was what showed up the signs of AD, and he seems to have forgotten the rather classic signs she was showing for three or four years prior to the tumble! I'm posting here now because he has asked me if I can find something out about POA "on the computer", and I know that you lovely people hold the best advice ever. Personally, I think my sister and I will be facing a situation where the Court of Protection (or whatever it's called now) will take control, but if there is any other route we can pursue, we'd love to know about it. My thanks in advance, Catherine.