Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2016: Decision making and legal capacity in dementia

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The 2016 Dementia in Europe Yearbook focuses on decision-making and legal capacity issues in dementia. The report provides an overview of how legislation regulates the issue of legal capacity in questions such as contractual capacity, testamentary capacity, criminal responsibility, civil responsibility, marriage and voting. It also looks at the topic of consent to treatment and research and refers to the existing legal provisions for people who are not able to provide informed consent, including advance directives and healthcare proxies. The last part of the report, introduces the topic of substitute decision making and provides an overview of guardianship measures across Europe. It covers, in particular, court-appointed guardians and lasting powers of attorney.

31 countries have participated in this comparative report, including most Member States of the European Union as well as Jersey, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.

Alzheimer Europe (2016). Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2016: Decision making and legal capacity in dementiaISBN 978-99959-863-8-4, Luxembourg, Alzheimer Europe

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