This ethics report leads us through subtle, complex and complicated issues of legal capacity and decision making of people living with dementia, and considers the ethical implications of lack of legal capacity on their lives. As usual, the introductory part provides a general overview of the key issues, and explains frameworks that present a basis for further consideration. The issue of legal capacity and decision making of people with dementia is complex and difficult in principle, here even more so, because the task of the expert group was to consider legal capacity not only in the individual, local or national context, but also to address this problem from the European perspective. Therefore, the ethical questions concerning this topic are discussed not only from the perspective of different disciplines, professions and stakeholders, but also drawing on the diversity of European legislation.
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Alzheimer Europe (2020). Legal capacity and decision making: The ethical implications of lack of legal capacity on the lives of people with dementia. ISBN 978-2-9199578-7-3, Luxembourg, Alzheimer Europe