The following information on Capacity is potentially  applicable to all populations:

1.
Decision-Making Capacity Checklist --  includes 12 criteria for determining ability
to make decisions.

2.
Capacity / Informed Consent Checklist -- includes criteria for determining capacity
and specifically for giving informed consent regarding a particular issue.

3.
Decision Making Capacity Rating Scale (DMCRS) -- system for scoring 12 criteria
and determining level of capacity.

4.
Caregiving and Capacity -- capacity is on a continuum, posture  toward caregiving  
(Autonomy vs. Paternalism) is on a  continuum,  the interaction determines whether
our approach is one to Control, Protect, Support, or Neglect.

5.
Autonomy vs. Paternalism -- article in Topics in Behavior Support Series which
discusses a self-determination  vs. a "we knows best" approach to assisting others.

6.
Some Notes on Capacity Assessment -- notes from a lecture,  includes comments
regarding various aspects of capacity, what it means and does not mean, how to
assess, as related to dementia, etc.
GERIATRICS & CAPACITY
The Long and Short of Memory Deficits in Dementia -- article corrects some
misconceptions about the nature of short and long term memory deficits in
dementia; provides explanations of various types of memory and forgetting by
comparison to computer terminology and functions; includes chart.