Author Caron Leid Shares Personal Journey about Her Mother’s Alzheimer’s Disease

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New book ‘Alzheimer’s—What They Forget to Tell You’ is an inspiring true account of author Caron Leid taking care of her mother for 13 years

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Although more and more people are being affected by Alzheimer’s disease, there is not enough information surrounding the true daily struggle of the disease. But one thing is for sure, this disease does not only rob a person of their memory, it takes their dignity and independence with it.

Alzheimer’s—What They Forget to Tell You” (published by Xlibris) shares author Caron Leid’s personal journey with a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and within 14 months of that diagnosis, her husband of 32 years passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack. Leid went through all the stages of grief. Her mother’s behavior was becoming too difficult to handle and she felt emotionally exhausted. Taking care of her after 13 years, Leid is still battling and trying to pursue some sort of exit strategy so that she does not lose herself completely. Although parts of this story were extremely difficult to write, and even more difficult to ensure that the moments were captured exactly as they were; it really has become her personal journey.

“Alzheimer’s—What They Forget to Tell You” is a moving story that will inspire people not to take any moment for granted. It is a story of testing someone’s resolve, and realizing that life is truly what one makes of it. The author also has included a lot of resources about the subject of Alzheimer’s disease in this book that readers will find useful whether the disease affects someone they know or for preventative care.

“Alzheimer’s—What They Forget to Tell You”
By Caron Leid
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781493170296
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781493170302
E-Book | 136 pages | ISBN 9781493170289
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Caron Leid was born in Swindon, England. Both of her parents, George & Marlene Leid are Trinidadian. Their family migrated to Toronto. She went on to complete two degrees at the University of Windsor and opened a store in the Bramalea City Center. Her mother was diagnosed at the age of 57 with Alzheimer's disease and her father passed away 14 months later. Despite her struggles, she managed to complete her MBA in project management and owns an R&R Cafe and day-spa in the Mount Pleasant Village in Brampton, Ontario.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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