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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.