Capacity and Dementia – Prof Nola Ries

Professor Nola Ries

Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney

This microlearning aims to explain the six key point about capacity and dementia. Specifically, it will focus on: (1) the ability to make a decision (2) the legal presumption that people are able to make decisions (3) the need to recognise factors that can affect a person’s capacity (4) the need for people living with dementia to make their own decisions as much as possible (5) the requirement for formal assessment of decision-making capacity (6) substitute decision-making as the last resort.