Residence capacity can be defined as the capacity someone requires to decide where to live. Its assessment is important in a variety of mental disorders. In this chapter we shall mainly focus on dementia, but the nature and requirements for assessment would largely be similar across all conditions. We shall also focus on the relevant law as it pertains to England and Wales, that is, the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), although, again, the nature of residence capacity and the principles for its assessment remain similar across jurisdictions.
|Title of host publication||Clinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2020|
|Name||Clinical Topics in...|