Can impaired persons sign Powers of Attorney?

Probably not. To sign Powers of Attorney, a person must have the legal “capacity” to do so. The person needs to understand what he or she is signing and how the document will work to appoint an agent for healthcare or financial decisions. When a person who has dementia is mentally incapacitated beyond a certain point, and a family member or other concerned person wants to act as the agent for the incapacitated person, there may need to be a court-ordered guardianship and/or conservatorship.

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