Civil Competencies

For patients with dementia or other neurological deficiencies that can impair their ability to make decisions, the question of competency is often raised.

The capacity of a patient to draw up or change a last-will-and-testament, or the question of whether undue influence has been exerted on a cognitively-compromised patient are examples of areas for which Dr. Kauder can inform decision-makers by providing neuropsychological evaluations and/or records review.

Other examples include using neuropsychological methods to inform decisions about an individual’s ability to live independently or to continue with handling driving or self-management of their personal finances.