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If it gets to a point where she is harming herself financially, then you may have grounds to seek a protective proceeding (such as a guardianship or conservatorship). This type of proceeding requires you prove her inability to manage her own financial affairs, allowing a court to take those rights away and award them to someone else. This process can be costly and emotional. There may be a less restrictive alternative, such as getting your mother to voluntarily relinquish some control to a Trustee or agent under a Durable Power of Attorney in order to get some assistance in having her manage her financial affairs.
Finally, sometimes the last people we will listen to are our own family members. Taking your mother to a financial adviser might be a good idea. They can advise on her needs for retirement. You can also find one that shares her strong and noble faith beliefs. Kingdom Advisor's organization is a good starting point.