How to get approval for treatment
My mother is pretty functional, we had a Psychologist tell us that they believe she has Dementia with Phsychosis and some depression, more than likely brought on by her facilities lock down for an extended period of time during Covid. My mother "doesn't need to see the psycologist anymore" because as she says "She is not crazy" . She has believed she has bugs on her head for the past 5 months based upn a cashmere scarf she had received and she says none of the doctors believe her when they tell her she doesn't have the bugs. She also thinks the maintenace man at her current Independant Living (the facility has Assisted and Memory Care as well) Facility. Is stealing, sneaking in the room, taking things and returning them (which she has misplaced) Pretty classic actually. Paranoid, now wants to move because she feels her safety is in jeopardy. How do you go about convincing the unconvincable that they need help? She isn't really in a position currently at least for me to invoke my POA, but even if I did, I doubt she allow any treatment of any sort.
I would also like to add that my Father had Alzheimer's and has since passed, my mother was the one that realized it in him and took care of him as long as she physically could. Not sure if that might be behind her not wanting to have someone help her.