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e-Open House (February 2021)

Dementia and the Law – Capacity  


Date: 27 February 2021 (Saturday)

Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Venue: Zoom (Details will be emailed to you)

* Online registration has closed.  Please email us at should you wish to attend the talk.  Thank you!

Dementia is a progressive disease that could eventually strike us. In 2015, the Institute of Mental Health, through a study, reported that 10% of those aged 60 years and above in Singapore suffered from dementia. The numbers are expected to rise as stated by the Agency for Integrated Care.

Consider if Mrs. T suffered from dementia and executed a will in favour of her son, S. Mrs. T also authorised S to make decisions about her personal welfare and property and affairs through a Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”). D, Mrs. T’s daughter sought the court’s assistance to invalidate the will and the LPA. What is your assessment?

Consequently, a person suffering from dementia could have executed legal documents such as a will and/or a Lasting Power of Attorney and this webinar serves to discuss interesting cases on the Courts’ views on selected issues involving dementia and legal capacity.



Mr Paul Cheong YuenMr Paul Cheong Yuen

Paul is presently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He taught the Wills, Probate and Administration, Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence as well as Trial Advocacy Courses.

Previously, as a Legal Service Officer, he had served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor, Assistant Official Assignee, Assistant Official Receiver, Assistant Public Trustee and a Senior Assistant Director of the Insolvency and Public Trustee’s Office, Ministry of Law. Thereafter, he also served as a Principal Prosecuting Officer and Senior Assistant Director of Ministry of Manpower.

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