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07 Jul 2022

The Mental Health Care Act (2017) has certain provisions that are relevant to persons with dementia such as advance directives (Kumar et al., 2019). In addition, clinicians and persons with dementia must be made also aware of (Shaji et al., 2021) certain concerns related to this.


Kumar, C.T.S., Shaji, K.S., Varghese, M., Nair, M.K.C. (Eds) Dementia in India 2020. Cochin: Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI), Cochin Chapter, 2019. Available from: https://dementiacarenotes.in/dcnfiles/Dementia-in-India-2020.pdf

Shaji, K. S., Chandran, N., Chandra, M., & Kumar, R. (2021). Assessment of Dementia Under Prevailing Indian Laws and Its Implications. Indian journal of psychological medicine43(5 Suppl), S13–S18. https://doi.org/10.1177/02537176211023272