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explain the way that individuals process information with reference to the abilities and limitations of individuals with dementia
Weegy: The use of the term "impaired decisionmaking capacity" implies a condition that varies from statistical or species-typical normalcy, especially in the context of discussions about the ethics of human subjects research. [ In this sense, for example, normal immaturity should not be regarded as a decisional "impairment" since the very young cannot be expected to have achieved the normative level of decisionmaking capacity. Conversely, normal aging need not involve impaired decision making, and assuming such an impairment is inappropriate. (Throughout this report the term "capacity" is used rather than the term "competence"—although the two are often used interchangeably—because the latter often refers to a legal determination made by a court, and the former refers to a clinical judgment.)76 Therefore, "decisional impairment" refers to a limitation or an incapacity that is not part of normal growth and development. For example, senile dementia and schizophrenia are conditions that deviate from regular developmental patterns (e.g., dementia is not part of the normal aging process) and are not captured under regulatory categories intended to address periods in the life cycle (e.g., fetuses and children) or certain defined groups (e.g., pregnant women or prisoners). ] (More)
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