Of sound mind and body I hereby swear….hum? It is a wee bit disturbing that a person that is incapable of making rational decisions can still sign away their rights of self-determination. I do understand the need, but it is disturbing none the less. For when dementia is settling in, it appears that there is this short period of opportunity to have power of attorney signed over to another. It feels so manipulative in its very nature, this finding of the sweet spot of reasonableness, when the paranoia, which can accompany a disease of the mind, is in ebb, but complete lucidity is not present. For if a person is completely present, why would they need to sign away their rights?….sigh.