Money Woes Can Be Early Clue to Alzheimer’s

In an interview with the New York Times about money troubles in patients with Alzheimer's disease, Jason Karlawish, MD, an associate professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics as well as Associate Director of and a practicing clinician in the Penn Memory Center, says it is generally agreed that decisions by a competent adult should be respected. But, he said, “What do we mean when we say someone has enough decision-making capacity to be ‘competent’? The law, psychology and finance are all waking up to issue of decision-making capacity.” New York Times