My father in law is 54 yrs old but has suffered a life long severe alcohol problem along with suspected mental illness. It's so bad that he is now homeless and incapable of even making sound judgements on taking acre of his basic needs. He sleeps in boxes, and doesn't take his medication. He can't make simple decisions regarding shelter, food or safety. My husband and I have to "hold his hand" to even find basic services and make sure he eats. He has poor health and is Hep C positive as well as having a stint in his heart. He does not remember things and seems to repeat what he says a lot. We believe he may have some sort of alcohol-induced dementia. Is there any hope of us deeming him mentally incompetent and if so, what are the steps we can take? We have no money to pay an attorney.