Planning, Decision-making and Risk

Tools for advance care planning, powers of attorney, supported decision-making and substitute decision-making

Advance care planning, powers of attorney, supported decision-making, substitute decision-making are important for everyone as they age but of increased importance and complexity when a diagnosis of dementia, or planning for the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, is involved.

This research makes a number of recommendations and provides tools and informative resources for the community, the aged care sector, financial institutions and government.

The Supported decision-making page describes a rights-based approach to decision-making for dementia and cognitive decline using the ‘social model of disability’, which identifies the root cause of disability as the failure of society to support and accommodate those with impairments (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities).