The New York Times (10/14, Span) reports that when it comes to voting among senior citizens, “misunderstandings about cognitive decline present” obstacles. For example, “workers in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, as well as family members, may refuse to assist impaired voters because they believe that dementia disqualifies them.” That is not the case, however, since “a diagnosis of cognitive impairment does not bar” an individual from voting.” Instead, “what is required” for such individuals to vote…is the ability to express a preference.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)