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Volume 4, suplement 1

Original article

Mental capacity of dementive patients to prepare a valid will

STANISŁAW KOŁAKOWSKI1
1. Kliniki Psychiatrii Dorosłych Katedry Psychiatrii Collegium Medicum UJ w Krakowie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1995, 4, suplement 1 (2), 43-48
Keywords: dementias, capacity to make a valid will, legal-psychiatric jurisdiction

Abstract

The author presents his observations collected during many years' experience as a legal expert in psychiatry in cases concerning the legality of wills. Situations are discussed in which the testator is capable of making a legally valid will despite dementive changes. Situations in which the testator is incapable of making a valid will due to dementive changes are also indicated.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Stanisław Kołakowski,
Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych Katedry Psychiatrii Collegium Medicum
UJ,
ul. Kopernika 21 b,
31-501 Kraków