Is borrowing money from my dementia suffering mother legal?
My mother has serious dementia; she doesn't usually know who I am any more. She still lives in her home with daily carers that she is paying for. My siblings and I control the money because she doesn't have a clue.
My brother is buying a house for which he has the funds but they are currently tied up. He would like to borrow some money from our mother's account to tide him over until he can repay it. Is that legal, or would that be considered deprivation of assets, or fraud by abuse of position.
We have no intention of keeping the money in case she needs it for a care home. In the short term she would still have enough money left for a care home, if needed, and wouldn't run out before it was repaid. Do we need to do anything to avoid being accused of these things?
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