Decisional Capacity: How to Determine When a Patient Can’t Make Their Own Decisions

14may5:45 pm7:15 pmDecisional Capacity: How to Determine When a Patient Can’t Make Their Own Decisions

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Presenters: Dr. Christina Vocos, Thomson Attention & Memory and Attorney Helen Mesoloras, JD

This program, presented by a neuropsychologist and an elder law attorney, will discuss: the role of a neuropsychologist in objectively evaluating mental capacity for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment; the primary uses of a neuropsychological  assessment; the levels of mental capacity needed to execute Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Property; the rights and responsibilities of an agent under power of attorney; the guardianship process; and the role, authority, and powers of a guardian.

CEUs and Registration: 1.5 Continuing Education Credit will be awarded to Illinois Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses, and Nursing Home Administrators for $10.00. Checks can be mailed to Elderwerks Educational Services, Post Office Box 92, Cary, Illinois 60013. To pay by credit card, send an email to for an invoice to be sent electronically. Payments are not refundable.


Certified Elder Law Attorney Helen Mesoloras, JD, CELA

Helen has been licensed to practice law since 2004 and has been working in the field of elder law the entire time. She joined the firm in 2012. Helen concentrates her practice in elder law, with a focus on long term care planning, guardianships, probate and trust administrations, and estate planning.

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