Ahmed suffers from advanced stage dementia and has been found to lack the capacity to make a decision on his care and treatment; he currently requires full-time support and supervision. The care and treatment could be provided in a specialist dementia psychiatric unit, which would be highly restrictive.
The least restrictive option would be to receive care in his own home; however, this may not in the Ahmed’s best interests owing to concerns for his welfare and safety when his carer’s are not with him.
The less restrictive option could be a nursing home, which allows him more freedom and a less restrictive regime than a psychiatric unit, but has more supervision than he would receive at home.
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