Dementia: capacity, empowerment and conflicts of interest (ARCHIVED)

by Professor Gill Livingston and Professor Cornelius Katona


Last updated: June 2015


Please note: This module has now been archived. It is still available to view, but please be aware when completing the module that it was last updated in 2015 and some of the information may be out of date and the guidance may have changed. The laws covering deprivation of liberty and liberty safeguards are under review.


A CPD certificate is available for the module, but this will be subject to the approval of your peer group.


Dementia affects:


  • judgement


  • insight


  • ability to look after self.


This leads to reliance on carers. When dementia is diagnosed, there are important questions that must be answered, such as when to tell a patient about their condition and who should make certain decisions on their behalf.


This module looks at the important ethical and practical issues regarding capacity, conflicts of interest and empowerment in relation to the diagnosis of dementia.


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