2017
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199374656.003.0041
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Stephen L. Read,
Aaron Kaufman,
Daniel T. Hackman

Abstract: As people live longer and the aging population increases, the volume of court cases involving elderly persons has increased. For elderly persons in court proceedings, determinations of decision-making capacity predominate, owing to the high incidence of cognitive loss with aging. Another frequent issue is whether a decision is the result of influence from others. Specific matters at issue may include disputes about testamentary acts, need for conservatorship (guardianship), capacity to manage one’s affairs, as…

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