Clinical and ethical aspects of financial capacity in dementia: a commentary.

@article{Marson2013ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and ethical aspects of financial capacity in dementia: a commentary.},
  author={Daniel C. Marson},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={382-90}
}
In contrast to issues such as treatment and research consent capacity, financial capacity has received relatively little clinical and ethical attention in the dementia literature. Yet issues of financial capacity emerge frequently in patients with Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, and related dementias, and commonly present ethical and clinical challenges for clinicians treating these patients. These issues include whether a patient with possible dementia has sufficient capacity to manage… CONTINUE READING