Family can be guardian of Alzheimer patient1 min read . Updated: 10 Apr 2019, 07:00 AM IST
- You can make an application before a competent court for declaring that the daughter of the bedridden Alzheimer’s patient or you (as the caretaker) be the guardian of the patient
- These matters are taken up in a fast track manner and the courts are usually sympathetic and empathetic towards the patient and the applicant
I am a caregiver to an 85-year-old bedridden Alzheimer’s patient who has over Rs1.5 crore saved in a bank and a mutual fund in her name. The power of attorney is given to her daughter. The patient’s doctor has given a certificate that she’s not mentally sound to sign any documents and her thumb impression should be accepted. The bank refuses to allow me or her daughter as a power of attorney-holder to withdraw money for the patient’s treatment. I feel this is denial of basic rights. What should I do now?
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