As the American population ages, a growing number of people will suffer cognitive decline. Cognitive decline may affect individuals’ ability to work, drive, obtain medical care, manage their finances and engage in other activities of daily living. As cognitive decline becomes more prevalent in American Society, legal experts and policy makers will need to grapple with its implications.
The Law-Med Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host a conference exploring this topic Friday, March 1, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom (Room A59).
This conference will explore a variety of legal and policy challenges associated with cognitive decline. Topics will include medical decision-making, guardianship, cognitive decline among incarcerated individuals, family caregivers, telemedicine and more.