Cognitive Predictors of Self-Care Abilities in APS Clients Referred for a Capacity Assessment

Source: National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)

Published: 2014

Summary:

Jason E. Schillerstrom, MD, presented a discussion on the relationship between different cognitive domains (memory, visuospatial function, and executive function) and self-care abilities. The webinar specifically highlights the relationship between executive function and money management ability. Many state legal definitions of capacity are in part dependent on a person’s ability to provide care for themselves. Persons unable to provide care for themselves because of a physical or mental condition often meet the definition for incapacity. However, when working with elders, there is often an assumption that cognitive deficits, such as memory impairment, are responsible for the disability. Click to access the main website

Supplemental Materials:

 

Link: Cognitive Predictors of Self-Care Abilities in APS Clients Referred for a Capacity Assessment

Topics: Cognition/Capacity, Screening/Assessment

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Advocates, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services

Level: Advanced, Intermediate

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