Mental Capacity Act – other resources
Find out more about organisations that can help with information around the Mental Capacity Act and how this applies to people with dementia.
- Dementia and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Assessing the mental capacity of a person with dementia
- Making decisions for a person with dementia who lacks mental capacity
- Planning ahead using the Mental Capacity Act
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Mental Capacity Act
Court of Protection
The Court of Protection helps people who have difficulty making their own decisions. It either makes a decision for the person or appoints someone else to do so.
Office of the Public Guardian
The Office of the Public Guardian supports and promotes decision-making for people in England and Wales who lack capacity or who would like to plan for their future within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Solicitors for the Elderly
Solicitors for the Elderly is an independent, national organisation of lawyers who provide legal advice to older people. They can also help you to find a solicitor.
Last reviewed: April 2020
Next review due: April 2023
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
Reviewed by: Tim Farmer, CEO, TSF Consultants and Irene Chenery, Consultant, Harrison Drury Solicitors; member of Solicitors for the Elderly
This factsheet has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.
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