Author Eunice L Sykes reveals resilient Alzheimer’s journey

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New book ‘Mashed Potatoes in My Salad’ tells poignant tale of love, romance, illnesses, resilience.

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An inspiring, enlightening read, “Mashed Potatoes in My Salad” lets readers know that there is life after abuse and illnesses, and that love is worth the work and risks involved.

Author Eunice L Sykes unravels a great, multilayered story in “Mashed Potatoes in My Salad: An Alzheimer's Caregiver Memoir” (published by Xlibris). This book will take readers on a flight that will touch their hearts and impart valuable life lessons they will never forget.

A poignant, complex, multi-layered story of ambition, drive, love, romance, loyalty and resilience, “Mashed Potatoes in My Salad” tells the journey of a woman who, after several unsuccessful, toxic and abusive relationships, finally finds the man of her dreams under unlikely, risky and daring circumstances. What she did not anticipate, though, was that she would end up in caregiver roles time and time again as he endures serious illnesses – including the ultimate, life taking disease, Alzheimer’s. Her lessons learned will inspire and motivate readers to be all they can be and to live their lives better. The story begins and ends with golf experiences that are amazingly significant.

According to http://www.alz.org, every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's, making it the 6th leading cause of death. There are 15.5 million caregivers providing unpaid care to dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. In this book, the author couches the discussion about the disease in an enjoyable, relatable manner. It provides good coping skills and a strong network to a caregiver’s arsenal. Helpful strategies are discussed in this story and also allow readers to be reflective and record their thoughts as well.

An inspiring, enlightening read, “Mashed Potatoes in My Salad” lets readers know that there is life after abuse and illnesses, and that love is worth the work and risks involved.

“Mashed Potatoes in My Salad”
By Eunice L Sykes
Hardcover | 6x9in | 137 pages | ISBN 9781499061680
Softcover | 6x9in | 137 pages | ISBN 9781499061697
E-Book | 137 pages | ISBN 9781499061703
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
A writer all her life, Eunice is a full time author, poet, and editor. Her fourth book, Mashed Potatoes in My Salad, published in the fall, 2014, tells the poignant story of a woman, who after several unsuccessful, toxic and abusive relationships, finally finds the man of her dreams under unlikely, risky and daring circumstances. She has written and published three books: My Own Story; From Kibler’s Bridge to Miller Road: 65 Years of Christian Service in the African Methodist Episcopal Church; and Instant Church: My Millennium Musings (selected poems). She has edited an inspirational book, Mothers of Hope.

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 xlibris.com 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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