My siblings and I have recently been made power of attorney over my father's affairs. We instigated this after discovering he had made some very irrational financial decisions that had quite far reaching consequences. We are now finding however that dad is accepting numerous sales calls and having sales people over constantly. Only last week he called to check if I was happy he invested in some roof insulation that he openly admitted he hadn't originally needed prior to the salesmans visit. The problem we're having is how to actually use the power of attorney effectively to actually protect my parents. Their vulnerability really frightens me, but also the balance between not feeling like we're treating them as children. Does anyone else have experience of this scenario? My dad was diagnosed last Autumn and his main symptoms to date are significant personality changes, slurred speech, regular choking and frequent eyelid closing which is currently treated via Botox injections. Any help would be really appreciated. Thank-you x
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