2024 Law-Medicine Conference: Cognitive Decline and the Law

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As the American population ages, a growing number of people will suffer cognitive decline. Cognitive decline may affect individuals’ ability to work, drive, obtain medical care, manage their finances and engage in other activities of daily living. As cognitive decline becomes more prevalent in American Society, legal experts and policy makers will need to grapple with its implications. This conference will explore a variety of legal and policy challenges associated with cognitive decline. Topics will include medical decision-making, guardianship, cognitive decline among incarcerated individuals, family caregivers, telemedicine and much more.

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Law-Medicine Center

Subject Headings

cognitive decline and the law; cognitive decline--legal aspects

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