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Local author, elder care attorney share advice on coping with Alzheimer’s


November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and its growing impact around the world and in our local community.

To help in the effort, Peter J. Gilbert, a local elder care attorney, Alzheimer’s care planning expert and author, is making his two published books available for free to those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

In his books, “You’re Not Alone: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease” and “You’re Not Alone: Living as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver,” Gilbert shares his personal and professional experience with the disease, as well as must-have information to guide those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and to help their caregivers cope, prepare, and protect themselves.

These short books are designed to be easy and quick to read, offer practical and important advice, tips, and strategies.

Gilbert believes a key strategy to raising awareness and managing the disease is practical and clear advice.

“I’ve devoted my career as an attorney to helping people plan for their second half of life. And it troubles me to see people in my community devastated by the news of an Alzheimer’s or dementia disease diagnosis,” he said. “They often don’t know what to do next. Nobody is prepared for this type of news, even if they suspect a memory problem.

“Helping and guiding people is what I do each and every day. There is a lot of confusing information out there and my two simple and easy-to-read books offer critical ‘next step’ information.”

Gilbert, is the founding attorney of HighPoint Law Offices, an elder care and estate planning law firm offering quality representation to clients throughout Southeast Pennsylvania. He has offices in Chalfont, Newtown, Stroudsburg and Center Valley.

Pennsylvania residents interested in obtaining free copies of either book are invited to contact the HighPoint Law Offices at 215-997-9773 or attend a Caregivers Symposium 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Bristol House Memory Care in Warrington.

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