1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. min88cat

    min88cat Registered User

    Apr 6, 2010
    581
    Sorry, but brain is currently in overload together with an awful virus:(

    Can anyone jog my memory on the act which allows people with dementia/Alzheimer's or other mental impediment to be able to make their own decisions.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,719
    Female
    London
    Mental Capacity Act?
     
  3. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,578
    Female
    South coast
    #3 canary, Apr 17, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2015
  4. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    It is the Mental Capacity Act 2005. In fact it encourages everyone to consult people, even those deemed to be without capacity, as much as possible. This is particularly the case when a person might have variable capacity, or capacity to make a decision about some things but not about others.

    Have a look at this

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mental-capacity-act-code-of-practice
     
  5. min88cat

    min88cat Registered User

    Apr 6, 2010
    581
    That's the one!! Thanks everyone!
     

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