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Define cognition

transform sensory to mental representations (thoughts/ideas)

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cognition is contrasted with what that can also guide our behaviour and social functioning?

emotional processing

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When is cognition important to clinical setting: 2 points

1. can be diagnostic (dementia)
2. function level: decision making

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domains of cognition include 5 main ones:

1. learning/memory
2. language
3. visuospatial
4. attention
5. executive fucntion

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bedside neuropsych testing focus on?

identifying impairment via tasks

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ACE-III used how?

cognitive screening tool

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define decision-making capacity:

has cognition to make, understand, communicate and execute decisions during ADLs

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Is capacity assumed?

yes

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capacity is universal or specific?

decision specific

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if you disagree with a person's decision, is that lack capacity?

Nope.

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Competence vs. capacity?

Competence: legal
Capacity: medical

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example of someone with capacity but without competence? what is the key principle?

deciding to build a house without training as a builder. people have the right to make poor decisions

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When can you do a capacity assessment? 3 things needed

if there is a trigger leading to
1. organ level abnormality
2. cognitive impairment
3. one must directly lead to two

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How to assess capacity according to APS? 5 points

1. can't understand information
2. can't retain info needed to make decision
3. appreciate consequences
4. weight risk/benefits
5. communicate the decision

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VCAT makes two kinds of orders/appointments, what do they do?

1. Appoint guardian (personal/lifestyle decisions)
2. appoint administrator (legal/financial)