Explain why it is important not to assume that an individual with Dementia cannot make their own decisions

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2.3 Explain why it is important not to assume that an individual with dementia cannot make their own decisions

One of the difficulties for individual with dementia is that as their dementia progresses they may lack capacity to make decisions for themselves. However, the fact that they cannot make decision in some areas does not mean they cannot make decisions in other areas. A dementia suffer may be able to choose their dietary requirements but might not able to make a decision about what to wear.

So it very important not to assume incapacity unless proven that the person actually lack capacity.

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