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My brother is 80 years and is in stage 3 dementia. A doctor

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My brother is 80 years and is in stage 3 dementia. A doctor (don't know what kind 0f d0octor) indicated he is incompetent. Is this legal?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Olivia Kent replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I'm an attorney (and also an M.D.). I"ll be happy to help you in any way I can.

It is legal for a physician to declare an 80 year old with dementia incompetent. There is a specific evaluation a physician will need to do in order to make that designation, so rest assured it wouldn't be done easily and without adequate evidence to support the diagnosis.

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