I'm so sorry you and your aunt are having to go through this. Heartbreaking for you and terribly confusing for her. It does definitely sound as if she isn't safe living on her own now. The doctor's suggestions sound right on track, as they would provide the legal representative she so desparately needs to make decisions for her. If you're interested, you might inquire as to the possibility of your becoming her conservator, but in my experience most professionals who serve as conservators will consult with family when making big decision.
I don't know what state you're in, but also consider checking with your state agency that serves elders - they should have information available on conservatorship to help you understand the ins and outs of the system. If your aunt is admitted to a facility by her conservator, she will not be allowed to leave without that person's approval. Hopefully the activities and routine would help keep her occupied so she wouldn't think about
leaving. If not, be prepared for her to be in a locked section of the home and/or to be given medication to reduce her agitation.
Good luck to both of you, and my heart goes out to you.
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