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How to choose a legal decision-maker as you get older

As we get older, sometimes we are no longer capable of making our own decisions. Diseases that affect the brain such as dementia, stroke, and head injury can impair cognition and thinking.

Published: 14 August 2023
  • national
  • 14 August 2023
  • The Conversation

Some people may choose to appoint a medical treatment decision-maker or an enduring power of attorney to make certain decisions on their behalf. Alternatively, a legal tribunal or court may appoint a guardian or trustee to help guide decisions about health care, finances, accommodation, and lifestyle.

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