Seminar ID: 111714

Importance of Assessment and Capacity When Representing Clients With Dementia

Importance of Assessment and Capacity When Representing Clients With Dementia

A surprising number of people are misdiagnosed.

Confirming the diagnosis is so important for your client to ensure that they receive the proper treatment. Many are labeled with the diagnosis of dementia, when the person does not have dementia but has something treatable like normal pressure hydrocephalus. This white paper reviews the importance of having an assessment done in order to know the level of ability to make decisions. It also reviews the client-lawyer relationship with representing a client with diminished capacity; and discusses advanced planning options.