Changes in Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: Assessment and Intervention
PART I: Aging Effects on Decision-Making Capacity.
1 Aging and Decision-Making Capacity: An Overview (Michael A. Smyer).
2 Cognitive Changes across the Life Span (Shannon M. Foster, R. Elisabeth Cornwell, Michael A. Kisley, and Hasker P. Davis).
3 Medical Factors Affecting Mental Capacity (Kathryn Kaye and Jim Grigsby).
4 Impact of Dementia on Decision-Making Abilities (Stacey Wood and Betty E. Tanius).
PART II: Social and Legal Contexts of Capacity Decisions.
5 Decision-Making Capacity: The Players (Sara Honn Qualls).
6 A Primer for Legal Proceedings (Wayna M. Marshall, Catherine Seal, and Lynn Vanatta-Perry).
7 Culture and Medical Decision Making (Michele J. Karel).
PART III: Clinical Evaluation and Intervention.
8 Clinical Frameworks for Capacity Assessment (Jennifer Moye).
9 The Role of Neuropsychological Assessment in Capacity Evaluations (Stacey Wood).
10 Assessment of Medical Consent Capacity and Independent Living (Jennifer Moye and Michelle Braun).
11 Assessment of Financial Capacity in Older Adults with Dementia (Katina R. Hebert and Daniel C. Marson).
12 Clinical Interventions for Decision Making with Impaired Persons (Sara Honn Qualls).
13 The Business of Geropsychology: Billing and Preparing Legal Reports and Testimony (Kathryn Kaye and Michael Kenny).
Epilogue (Michael A. Smyer).
SARA H. QUALLS, PHD, is a clinical psychology faculty member at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has twenty years of academic, clinical, and continuing education training experience. She developed the first geropsychology doctoral program that integrates a geriatric mental health curriculum with clinical training and research training, and is the cochair of the Adult Development and Aging Division of the American Psychological Association.
MICHAEL A. SMYER, PHD, is the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston College and directs their Center on Aging and Work. He conducts research on mental health and aging, particularly the design, implementation, and evaluation of health-related interventions for older adults.
–Leslie K. Ross, PhD, School of Nursing, Institute for Health & Aging, University of California, San Francisco, JAMA
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