This articles raises—and begins too answer—questions about how to provide the accommodations, including acceptance of SDM, that enable people with I/DD and older people with dementia, etc. to participate in court proceedings on an equal basis with others as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In the absence of an substantial empirical work on the use of SDM with older persons with cognitive decline and dementia, this article offers insights into the discussions about standards of substitute decision-making by healthcare providers on behalf of their patients with dementia.
This report summarizes the findings of two 2019 forums convened by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging in which advocates, experts, and policymakers in disabilities and aging discussed decision supports for individuals across the age spectrum and to explored areas of consensus about supporting decision-making for all adults. Supplemental material available.