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Determining Decision-Making Capacity

Dementia: Determining Decision-Making Capacity is an mmLearn.org presentation for the James L. West Center for Dementia Care.

This video discusses an important aspect of elderly care and managing a patient’s dementia: Determining decision-making capacity. This capacity is based on one’s physical and mental ability to provide food, clothing, and shelter; attend to physical needs; and manage finances. By watching this video, viewers learn how self-assessment, proxy reports, evaluating performance, and direct observation can help measure a loved one’s capacity and determine best options for their care.

Dementia: Determining Decision-Making Capacity, an mmLearn.org presentation for James L. West Center for Dementia Care.

Through a partnership with mmLearn.org, James L. West offers the following video library with real-life, practical skills caregivers can start using today. mmLearn.org’s mission is to improve the quality of care and the quality of life for older adults by providing family caregivers, pastoral care providers and healthcare professionals with training and education based on evidence and best practices, using progressive technology and other advanced delivery methods.

An extension of Morningside Ministries, mmLearn.org has produced more than 300 caregiver training videos and provides training to caregivers worldwide. This session was recorded in December 2019.