Making decisions15 September 2016
Government proposals for making decisions on behalf of ‘mentally incapacitated adults’.
'Mental capacity' means being able to successfully make your own decisions. Someone lacking capacity because of a disability or illness such as a learning disability, dementia or a mental health problem would be unable to do one or more of the following four things: Understand information given to them about a particular decision Retain that information long enough to be able to make the decision Weigh up the information available to make the decision Communicate their decision. We all make decisions, big and small, every day of our lives and most of us are able to make these decisions for...