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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.
A person's decision-making capacity may be considered impaired even if:
- the impairment only happens sometimes or varies depending on the situation
- the person can make decisions about some personal or financial matters.
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