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Bucks attorney pens guides for Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

In 2019, millions of people will receive the shattering news of an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.

In his two just-released books, “You’re Not Alone: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease” and “You’re Not Alone: Living as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver,” author and local elder-care attorney Peter J. Gilbert taps into his years of experience to guide those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, helping them to cope, prepare and protect themselves.

The short books are designed to be easy and quick to read, and offer practical advice on what one needs to do.

The guides go beyond the general information available online and from health-care organizations. The books show southeast Pennsylvania residents: different options for care providers; how to protect for themselves legally; how to choose their decision-makers; how to plan for their pets; how to deal with the stresses of caregiving; and answers to the most common questions regarding Alzheimer’s disease.

“I’ve devoted much of my professional life to helping the elderly in our community and it pains me to see people in my community hit with the life-shattering news of an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and not know what to do next. Nobody is prepared for this type of news and helping and guiding families is what I do each and every day,” said Gilbert.
“There is a lot of confusing information out there and I wanted to author a simple and easy-to-read guide that offers critical ‘next step’ information, which is why I wrote this book and the companion book for caregivers.”

Gilbert is the founding attorney of HighPoint Law Offices, an estate planning and elder care law firm in Chalfont.

“You’re Not Alone: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease” and the companion book, “You’re Not Alone: Living as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver” are available at no cost from Gilbert’s office. Call 215- 997-9773, email or visit the office.