“Alzheimer’s and the Practice of Law’’ offers lawyers the knowledge necessary to guide clients through the arduous journey of dealing with dementia. Between 4 million to 5 million people in the United States have some degree of dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common form. The disease is characterized by the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities to the point that the disease interferes with one’s daily life.
The book draws from interviews with doctors, a hospice nurse and the leaders of the Alzheimer’s Association, and examines this disease and unique practice from the law and other aspects, such as health care and financial concerns and ethical questions that result from a diagnosis of dementia. Some of these include:
- How best to get health care for the patient and what are the options?
- What are the ethics of working with clients with Alzheimer’s?
- What is the long-term outlook for the client and family?
- How can family assets be protected?
The authors of “Alzheimer’s and the Practice of Law,’’ Rick L. Law and Kerry Peck, are both Chicago attorneys with years of experience in family law and estate planning. Law has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, AARP magazine, TheStreet.com and numerous other newspapers and articles. He is the lead attorney for Law ElderLaw LLP.
Peck, managing partner of Peck Bloom LLC, specializes in estate, trust and guardianship cases. He is a past president of the Chicago Bar Association and serves on the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors for Greater Illinois. Peck has been featured as an estate planning expert in the Chicago Tribune and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.
Title: “Alzheimer’s and the Practice of Law’’
Publisher: ABA Publishing
Product Code: 1620569
Orders: 800-285-2221 or http://ambar.org/alzheimers
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