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Alzheimer's and the Law

The ABA has published, Alzheimer's and the Law: Counseling Clients with Dementia and their Families by Kerry Peck and Rick L. Law (with Brandon Peck and Diana Law). According to the book, 4-5 million Americans have dementia, with Alzheimer's being the most common form. The authors expand on common legal issues faced by attorneys who represent clients with Alzheimer's including ethical issues, health care options and their impact on the patient and family, long term outlook for the patient, and safeguarding the family assets. Chapter one provides a background on Alzheimer's disease, and Chapter two covers the life, death, and care instructions and features a convenient chart that summarizes information for each state. Alzheimer's and the Law also discusses creating specialized trusts, government benefits available, guardianships and conservitorships, avoiding scams, and establishing agreements for personal care and contracts for long term care in a nursing home facility. This book features an index, glossary, and practice pointers and illustrations. This book is now available on the new titles shelf across from the reference desk in the library.

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