Hello, my old friends. I haven't posted in some time, but do try and lurk to keep up with what is going on. If anyone knows the answers, it is this great group of warrior moms and dads. My question is how do you (or can you) even set up an evaluation for a MR adult? My sister in law is 52 yrs old, and is totally out of control. She has the mental capacity of a young child, and always has. Now she is sooooo manic and has turned violent on my mother in law who is 76 yrs old. There are so many things going on here, but mother in law will not follow through with anything. I am afraid that she will end up hurting her. She does definitely "cycle". I've kept track of it. I know the police should be called when she is violent, but how do you prove it? Or make mother in law follow through? She needs a total evaluation at a hospital, but how do you go about it? mother in law has guardianship of her. Does it start with a call to the family doctor? I've tried to get her to tape it or video tape it, but she never does. They have a psychiatrist, and when husband went to the appointment. and asked if it would help if she was hospitalized, she said no. Well, mother in law just tells her that "she gets so upset". None of the details or how bad it is. Any advice on which way to start? This situation is so totally out of control right now. husband is picking her up and bringing her to our house tonight to keep mother in law safe. Can we do anything ourselves, or does it have to be mother in law since she is the guardian? AARRGG! Thanks for any help you can give us. The irony of it all is that the difficult child that brought me here is doing wonderfully! I didn't know I would eventually be dealing with another.