CCT looks at orientation to personal information, social intelligence, memory, reading, financial management, safety, judgment and spatial orientation. Eg is the person aware of their own personal history and present day environment.
Deductive skills are those needed to evaluate information and draw valid conclusions from it.
As to the question of undue influence – this is often as much a legal matter as a medical one, and I would refer you to this site for the fullest information:
Is there anywhere I could get a copy of test questions asked an elderly person when determing competence? I have a copy of MMSE questions but that is all. I am trying to look out for my mother and help her while my brother is making untrue allegations about her and is trying to take her money and house.
At 82 she is so scared and terrified. We presented two competency Doctor reports by two well respected Drs, one her gp Dr of years and the second a top neurologist, both stating she was absolutely competent and did not need a conservator. The court with my brother's attorney discarded the medical reports, and with nothing at all except non medical, my brother's alleged lies, my mom is being made to go to another neruophsychiatrist costing $5,000. for one visit.
My brother is trying to use up all of her money, as he is pretty wealthy so he and his wife can put her in a home and take her house.
This is why I need any help I can get, and quick.
Thank you for any help, your time and definitely your understanding.
Thank you for all of your kind help. I already have obtained legal help we just don't seem to be getting very far. Tomorrow my mother has to see a court appointed neuropschiatrist for a 3 hour combat of tests to determine by this Dr. if my Mom is competent and if she is possible under unde influence.
I was just trying to find out some of the quesions the Dr might ask her to better help her prepare and relax.
Bad enough she is terrified over what my brother is doing but now a stranger has to pick her up and take her to this court Dr which is also a stranger to my mother. She is getting so confused and has had nothing but this on her mind, the courts, her own son doing this to her, etc., that is has been too much and she is really now going down hill quickly because of it.
I am just trying to help her in any way that is why I asked for any direction or questions that might be asked of her so I could give her at least a little edge because being so tired and nervous over all of this she can hardly remember her own name. And over the stress of trying to protect her a little over one month ago I had a stress induced heart attack. That is what they called it anyway.
Thanks Again for any help on possible quesions you can give to me,
Thanks so much for all of your sincere help. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your effort and kindness. My mom is scared and cried herself to sleep. They are making a complete stranger take her to the Dr this morning, another complete stranger to my Mom. And the cost for one session is $5,000.00, court ordered.
I am terrified. I really think this judge is corrupt. You would not believe what is happening. My mom is the nicest and most giving person I have ever know. This just should not be happening, specially from a son she worked, along with my Dad extremely long and hard all of their life to make sure never wanted for anything.
Thanks again. Your kind words really helped me.