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Alzheimer’s Society factsheet 460: Mental Capacity Act 2005

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Length: 9 pages8 minutes

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Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a factsheet from Alzheimer’s Society. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law that protects and supports people who do not have the ability to make decisions for themselves. This factsheet explains what mental capacity is, outlines the key principles (rules) of the act, and looks at how it can be applied when planning for the future. It will be helpful to people in England and Wales.

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