From the blog

Make sure you secure and protect the physical assets of your loved ones with dementia. (Nov. 30, 2015)

By Dale Smrekar, ASEL, C.A.G.A. Also published on Angie's List website

As our loved ones age, their potential to be taken advantage of increases. Families need to be aware of a few important rules to help them protect their loved one’s assets.

A dementia diagnosis

If your loved one or friend suffers or you believe they suffer from dementia, obtain the dementia diagnosis. It's the most important step you can take to protect their assets. If exploitation occurs, the authorities will investigate and potentially prosecute.

Without the diagnosis, police and the elder abuse hotline will usually advise you that the individual still maintains the legal right to do as they wish. While they have perhaps exhibited poor judgment, they made the decision themselves.