Alzheimer’s And The Law

AlzheimerAndTheLaw_LRGAlzheimer’s and the Law is a book aimed at helping readers better understand the legal implications that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis has over an individual’s future.

Written by Chicago litigation lawyer Kerry Peck and Rick Law, Alzheimer’s and the Law is designed to give attorneys the knowledge needed to guide their clients diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  The book addresses ethics, health care options, asset protection strategies, and other long term care strategies.

The book’s co-author Kerry Peck concentrates his practice on trust and estate litigation, estate planning and administration, probate, guardianship, and elder law. He is the past president of the 22,000-lawyer Chicago Bar Association. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. Peck is the immediate-past chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section Council. Kerry is also a member of Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter.

Kerry Peck and Scott Turow

Kerry Peck and Scott Turow (left to right)
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In the Forward, Scott Turow includes a riveting passage from his new, best-selling novel Identical. Turow's own mother had dementia, which was an inspiration for this passage in his latest book. Additional contributors to this book include Brandon Peck and Diana Law. The book’s Forward was written by acclaimed author Scott Turow.

Turow writes, "That is why this is such a fascinating and important book. It is not the usual ponderous legal treatise. It is a practical quick start guide so that you, as a professional, can be a beacon to a client, a friend, a loved one, or even a colleague who has been affected by the darkness of dementia."