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    My mom had several health issues. She retired like 3 years ago. Very sure she has dementia now. Will not listen or work with anyone and spends money like its air. She doesn't have it so my stepdad covers her. I was made to stop work about 5 years ago due to my health. I "sit" with her two days a week. She is MEAN. How do I get my stepdad to see that he's going to lose everything due to her spending and get someone to take over her care? Two of my three kids see it also. Am I making any sense?

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    You are dealing with a difficult situation. What does your stepdad say about this? Does he feel helpless in dealing with her, and just keeps covering to 'keep the peace' in his home. and/or to maintain the appearance that nothing is wrong? Has she been evaluated? Have to talked to anyone to see what legal steps need to be taken? It must be stressful to deal with this. Are there local groups where you can get some information or help? Can a social worker help? I'm just throwing out ideas, since I haven't had to deal with this kind of situation. I hope you can find some help and some answers.
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    Talk to a Dr ASAP, get a diagnosis, it could be dementia, it could be something else entirely. Tell the Dr Everything!!! You may need to contact an attorney after the Dr's evaluation they will know how to handle this. You need to take care of yourself, I know people will think it is selfish but if you don't take care of yourself no one else will. I hope your stepdad will see what is going on after an evaluation, his future is also in the balance, if she spends it all he will have nothing for his care when the time comes. IMHO BTW you are not being a B!tch.
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