By European Dementia Consensus Network, Gabriela Stoppe
The expanding share of demented aged in populations, debates over patient’s rights and autonomy, and the turning out to be physique of data on dementia has encouraged the ecu Dementia Consensus community to treat competence evaluation in dementia as a huge subject of dialogue. This e-book includes a summarised consensus in addition to chapters on state-of-art neuropsychological features and the way they relate to competence, and chapters discussing moral, criminal views.
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