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 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 your loved one THOUSANDS and even one's life. It is important that Memory Impairments (recall & retain), IQ level, the ability to understand and weigh up risk & consequences are answered. A specialist must also address the 6 Neurocognitive domains and Executive Impairment.