It’s important to note that while we are talking about capacity and incapacity, you might sometimes come across the term “incompetent.” Though the terms “incompetent” or “incompetency” are still sometimes used, they have largely been replaced with “capacity” and “incapacity.” Nevertheless, the two terms are synonyms and can be used to mean the same thing. Other common causes of incapacitation can be age-related. For example, someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease can lose the ability to make choices. Other seniors who might not be suffering from any particular condition that affects decision-making abilities can lose capacity simply because our mental abilities decline over time.
Topics covered in this report include:
- Legal Capacity
- Planning Choices and Tools
- Beginning Planning While You Still Can