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Hello - my name is ***** ***** I hope I can help!
I have a question - is the individual a danger to him or herself or others? Are they able to take care of themselves (i.e., take medications, bathe, make themselves dinner, etc.)?
It depends on the state as to what a power of attorney can do.
It is definitely possible that they could be temporarily unable to designate a power of attorney, write a will, or write a testament. However, finding someone incompetent to make the aforementioned decisions is usually quite difficult to do though. They would need an assessment by a mental health professional - and the professional would have to assess their behaviors/abilities pre-stroke and post-stroke. Did they receive an assessment?
My apologies, I was out of town and the web page doesn't work on my phone for some reason.
I am going to open this question back up - are you able to have this question housed under legal? I would change it to such, given that this is more of a legal question than mental health. Again, my apologies for not responding sooner.
Sorry I just saw this - I am a mental health professional (psychologist to be) not psychiatrist. But I think having a lawyer answer this question would best suite you. A psychiatrist is not necessarily going to know the law as well as a lawyer.