Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Capacity Assessment Webinar

NAPSA (National Adult Protective Services Association) with the National Council on Crime & Delinquency has announced an April 14, 2014 webinar on An Overview of the Assessment of Capacity for Everyday Decision-Making (ACED), from 2-3:30 edt.  The announcement offers this description:

Jason Karlawish, MD, will provide an overview of the development and use of the Assessment of Capacity for Everyday Decision-Making (ACED).  The ACED is the first tool available with data supporting its reliability and validity to effectively address a common clinical issue: is a patient who refuses an intervention to help manage an instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) disability capable of making this decision?  The ACED is useful for assessing the capacity to solve functional problems of older persons with mild to moderate cognitive impairment from disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. The ACED works well for persons with short term memory impairments since the provided summary sheet can be referred to throughout the interview. The ACED can also help in real-world assessment of a person's cognitive abilities. It can also inform the assessment of complex cases of the "self-neglect syndrome." At the close of an ACED interview, the interviewer has a set of data that describe the person's performance on the decision making abilities.

To register for this free webinar, click here.

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