Who we do systems advocacy for

We do systems advocacy to benefit all Queensland adults who may have impaired decision-making capacity.

Impaired decision-making capacity is the inability to make a decision, communicate a decision and/or put that decision into effect.

Impaired decision-making capacity may arise because of:

  • dementia
  • ageing conditions
  • intellectual disability
  • acquired brain injury
  • mental illness
  • conditions associated with alcohol and drug use
  • other conditions that may impair a person’s cognition or decision-making ability.

Not all people with these conditions will have impaired decision-making capacity.

Impaired decision-making capacity does not necessarily impact all areas of a person’s life. A person may be able to make some decisions, but not others. A person’s ability to make decisions may vary at different times or in different situations.