Child and Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 3, 2009
Posted: 13 Feb 2010
Date Written: 2009
This article considers the law’s responses to dementia. In particular it argues in favour of a more flexible approach to assessments of capacity. It considers the appropriate legal approach to advance directives. It also examines what weight should be attached to the views of a patient who lacks capacity in determining their best interests.
Keywords: elder law, dementia, capacity
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Herring, Jonathan, Losing it? Losing What? The Law and Dementia (2009). Child and Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 3, 2009 ; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1551850