Decision-making capacity and competency in the elderly: a clinical and neuropsychological perspective.

@article{Moberg2008DecisionmakingCA,
  title={Decision-making capacity and competency in the elderly: a clinical and neuropsychological perspective.},
  author={Paul J. Moberg and Jacqueline H Rick},
  journal={NeuroRehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={403-13}
}
With our ageing population, the number of older adults with cognitive impairment has also increased. There is both an acute and growing need for evidence-based assessments to identify their decision making capacity and competence. In the present article we (1) present definitions of decision-making capacity and competence, (2) review cognitive functions that are central to decision-making capacity as well as the methods and procedures commonly used to assess these domains, and (3) address the… CONTINUE READING

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