Dementia

Medico legal aspects

Learn more about the medico-legal aspects of dementia and how impaired decision making can create financial and personal problems. Discover some methods to solve these issues effectively.

Impaired decision-making

Alzheimer's disease affects attention and concentration, planning ability (executive functions), memory, judgement and insight during the different stages of the illness.

Drawing up and signing a will

If there is any doubt about the patient’s ability to sign a will then it is best to have the patient assessed by a psychiatrist.

How impairment is measured

There are no good practical tests available for the measurement of decision-making ability. Memory tests and other cognitive tests can to some extent assist.

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