Caron Leid
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Caron Leid is an author, with over 19 years experience with Alzheimer's disease and caregiving.  She was propelled into the sandwich generation after her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 57 in 2000 and having just given birth to her son.  When her father passed away 14 months after her mom’s diagnosis, her mother came to live with her full time, where she…

Caron Leid is an author, with over 19 years experience with Alzheimer's disease and caregiving.  She was propelled into the sandwich generation after her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 57 in 2000 and having just given birth to her son.  When her father passed away 14 months after her mom’s diagnosis, her mother came to live with her full time, where she still resides.  Caron has had to navigate through the system in order to take care of her mom, while balancing her other responsibilities of being a mother herself.  She has written two books Alzheimer’s- What they forget to tell you and her second book, just published, Dementia and theBrain- What they forget to tell you. She has spoken about living with the disease at two international conferences, is Vice Chair of the Older Adult & Caregiver Advisory Committee for AGE-WELL and has judged several poster competitions  at Trillium health Day as well as mentored at Hack4Health at University of Waterloo.  She is currently working on her third book as well as her Doctorate in Education.  She hosts a weekly podcast for caregivers and has now founded the Reinvent & Restore Foundation for Caregivers providing emotional, respite and self-care for caregivers.

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you - the grieving process

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On this episode, my cousin Wendy Nash and I speak about the grieving process

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Alzheimer's - what they forget to tell you - behind the scenes Podcast

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Our third podcast talking about the realities of informal Caregiving... I am at coming to the end of the 17 1/2 year journey, Greg is at the beginning of his... These are the bloopers!!!!

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Alzheimer's disease an unedited unscripted talk with a caregiver

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Having a candid discussion with Alex about the challenges surrounding caregiving

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you episode 11 - seizures

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you podcast with my cousin Wendy Nash, sharing stories on living with the disease

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you episode 10

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you podcast With my cousin Wendy Nash talking about her perspective on how this disease has affected her relationship with my mom.

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you episode 9

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you podcasts My mother was diagnosed at 57 and I have lived with this disease going on 18 years. I wrote a book as there was very little information on the disease when she was diagnosed in 2000. I share my journey and what I have learnt along the way

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you episode 8

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you episode - 7 talking with my son who grew up with the disease

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A rare occasion with my son Jaelon joins me to speak about growing up with his grandmother who has the disease. My mom was diagnosed when he was a newborn

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you episode 6

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you - episode 9 My mom has suffered from this disease for going on 18 years. Being apart of the sandwich generation, I have lived with this disease and it has given me a unique perspective on what it's like to caregive for someone suffering from this savage disease

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The Artistry of Caregiving - Letters to Inspire Your Caregiver journey

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Carole Brecht sent me her book

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Living with Alzheimer's Disease

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What is the difference - what is it?

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Alzheimer's the journey continues

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Alzheimer's series

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Alzheimer's I know too much but not enough

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We have to talk about this....

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ALZHEIMER'S WHAT THEY FORGET TO TELL YOU EPISODE 42

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you -episode 42 with my good friend Monique Lee who candidly talks about her caregiving for her daughter Christina. Thank you again, Monique, for coming on and sharing with us.

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ALZHEIMER'S WHAT THEY FORGET TO TELL YOU EPISODE 41

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Talking today with Karen​ Myers who's mom has early onset Alzheimer's disease and the realities of the day program, waiting lists and the effects of the caregiver that lack respite care.  

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you - episode 40

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An unedited, unscripted podcast on the life of caregivers (formal and informal) Cindy Nash joins today to talk about when your loved one passes away in a nursing home. Cindy lost her dad to Alzheimer's disease. She shares her story. Thank you Cindy xo

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Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you - episode 39

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Unscripted, unedited podcast about the caregiving journey with my cousin Wendy. We lost a loved one to Alzheimer's this week. So far, this year we have lost three loved ones to this disease that are apart of our podcast community. These are the sad realities of this disease.