MEDICAL CAPACITY

In the Guardianship game, no two concepts are more important than Medical and Legal Capacity. A mini-mental test does NOT assess capacity yet it is often used. Mini-mental tests are great for assessing orientation and limited knowledge but it does not assess personality and behavioural changes for instance.

Only a Neurologist and Psychiatrist can legally assess Capacity. Everyone else is offering an opinion. An opinion that could cost you or a loved one THOUSAND and even one's life. Memory Impairments (recall & retain), IQ level, the ability to understand and weigh up risk & consequences must be answered. A specialist must also address the 6 Neurocognitive domains and Executive Impairment.