Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults

November 8, 2019
Hosted by Joseph M. Casciani

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This episode of the Living to 100 Club Radio show has as its guest one of the leading experts in determining decision-making capacity in older adults, Dr. Peter Lichtenberg. Dr. Lichtenberg is the Director of the Institute of Gerontology and Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University, in Detroit, Michigan. Our show will explore financial capacity and financial exploitation, and managing the delicate balance between autonomy and protection for older adults, and we will be discussing the tools he has created to help determine someone’s capacity. What constitutes informed decision-making, and how do we know when mental decline leaves someone incapable of making informed decisions? What makes people especially vulnerable to exploitation, and what have we learned about older adult scams and identity theft? What are the tools he has developed to help determine capacity? Join us for this informative episode of the Living to 100 Club Radio show.

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Joseph M. Casciani

Joseph M. Casciani

Dr. Joe Casciani is a clinical psychologist who has been working with seniors, their families, and caregivers for over 30 years. A native New Yorker, he now resides in San Diego, California, with his wife of 48 years. Spending three decades in the health care industry, Dr. Casciani brings a point of view that emphasizes what we now know about longevity, how to create a future that is bigger than our past, and how to remove the mental clutter that robs us of a positive, energizing outlook on life. Dr. Casciani has shepherded other mental health professionals wanting to work with seniors and has written extensively on the vital role of mental health in long term care settings and the challenges of coping with medical conditions. Dr. Casciani has presented at professional and trade association meetings and has conducted a series of online webinars on aging and mental health. Beyond the clinical work and training, Dr. Casciani’s entrepreneurial spirit has brought rise to his building and operating several businesses in the health care industry, while managing the practices of other mental health professionals in several states.

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