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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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