- Posted by Karleigh Stevenson
- On May 9, 2017
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- Alberta author, client profile, literary agent, writing and editing
Dementia affects approximately six million people in North America, and it first hit Lee Cardwell’s mother and then husband. Dementia in the Family: Practical Advice From A Caregiver, is a heartfelt and optimistic account of her overwhelming experiences with dementia, as well as guidance on how to live when so affected by the disease.
By working with Faith Farthing as editor and literary agent and then Self-Counsel Press as publisher, Lee’s story is now widely available. Dementia in the Family reveals Lee’s compassionate treatment of this delicate subject from a point of view that people don’t often hear. It is filled with raw personal experience and practical advice for friends and family members who have suddenly found themselves thrown into the all-encompassing world of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Lee Cardwell is a caregiver and author and an amateur comedian. She started her career at 65 and took first place at the Fabulous @ 50 Baby Boomer Talent Search, and now frequently graces the stages of local clubs and events. She loves making people laugh, and perhaps it is her dedicated sense of humour that makes her book on a tough subject so valuable and relatable.
Lee has three kids and five grandkids, which also helps her to maintain that sense of humour.