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‘Impaired decision-making capacity’ is where someone has difficulty:
- understanding and remembering information about their personal or financial matters
- weighing up this information to make reasoned and informed decisions
- communicating their decisions.
An adult’s decision-making capacity may be considered to be impaired even if:
- the impairment only happens sometimes or varies depending on the situation
- the adult can make decisions about some personal or financial matters.
- If you would like to talk to someone about guardianship please call 1800 810979 or view our FAQ fact sheet.