Most people retain the ability to make decisions about all aspects of their life until they die. However, it’s a good idea to think about what you would like to happen if, for some reason, you were unable to communicate your preferences or make decisions.
It’s important to note that only in rare cases will people require support with all their decisions. For example, someone may not have the capacity to understand the extent of, and manage, their assets but they will be able to make decisions about where they want to live and who they wish to spend time with. People should be supported to make their own decisions wherever possible.