Changes in Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: by Sara H. Qualls, Michael A. Smyer

By Sara H. Qualls, Michael A. Smyer

A part of the Wiley sequence in medical Geropsychology, adjustments in Decision-Making means in Older Adults: evaluate and Intervention is helping to familiarize you with the criminal and social contexts for determination making in in all probability impaired contributors. Editors Sara Qualls and Michael Smyer have introduced jointly a outstanding crew of foreign participants to supply you with a different framework of the criminal, social, and mental methods to assessing the facility of older adults to make judgements.

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Several studies and reviews have been conducted in an attempt to describe and understand differences in estimated conversion rates. 24%. qxd 9/28/07 44 4:15 PM Page 44 AGING EFFECTS ON DECISION-MAKING CAPACITY recruited from community settings. In the Fisk et al. 7). 6). 5 years. 5% of individuals with na-MCI-single domain converted to dementia. Similarly, Tabert et al. (2006) found that over a 3-year period, individuals with a-MCI-multiple domain converted to dementia more frequently than individuals with a-MCI-single domain (50% versus 10%).

L. (2005). Easing the burden of caregiving: The impact of consumer direction on primary informal caregivers in Arkansas. Gerontologist, 45, 474– 485. , & Freiman, M. (2006). Rebalancing: Ensuring greater access to home- and community-based services. html. , & Smyer, M. A. (1998). Understanding decisional capacity of older adults. In A. S. Bellack & M. ) & B. Edelstein (Vol. ), Comprehensive Clinical Psychology: Vol. 7. Clinical Geropsychology (pp. 113–131). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science. , & Deese, A.

W. Schaie, & M. B. ), Older adults’ decision-making and the law (pp. 1–28). New York: Springer. , Smyer, M. , Mahoney, K. , Loughline, D. , & Mahoney, D. M. (in press). Does mental illness affect consumer direction of communitybased care? Lessons from the Arkansas Cash and Counseling Program. Gerontologist. Smyer, M. A. (1996). Decision-making capacity among older adults: Person, process and context. In M. A. Smyer, K. W. Schaie, & M. B. ), Older adults’ decision-making and the law (pp. 283–287).

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