Dear Braveheart – a Caregiver’s Journey by Sheridan Rondeau

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Dear Braveheart is a beautiful story that shares with readers the love, honour, immense dedication, and grief of caregiving. Sheridan illustrates the inner tests, contemplations and revelations of the journey, while offering practical tips. A perfect gift for anyone who may be facing the challenges of loss and other peculiarities of dementia. (Karen Quemby, MA. Alzheimer Society of Muskoka)

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From the Preface, written by Sheridan Rondeau

Imagine being lost, then found, then lost again. Imagine being giddy in love with a man who is slipping away from you bit by bit. This is the heartbreak that I endured. This is the story of my journey as a caregiver and the route I chose to get my husband and me safely to the end.

Research shows that more than half a million Canadians have Alzheimer‘s disease or related dementia. Those suffering from it lose their memory and ability to think properly. What was more frightening, for me, was the profound changes to Tony‘s mood and behaviour. As Alzheimer‘s disease heaped indignity after indignity upon him, I struggled to maintain my equilibrium. My natural optimism took a pounding. I was often crushed, often weepy. Sometimes I gathered my dog and my car keys and was ready to bolt.

If you are a caregiver, you will see yourself in this book. If you have just learned that your partner, parent or other loved one has Alzheimer‘s disease, you will find insight and hope.

Weight 0.400 kg
Dimensions 139 × 12.7 × 215.9 cm
Sheridan Rondeau

Sheridan Rondeau

About Author - Sheridan Rondeau

Sheridan (Sherry) Rondeau typed her first novel on a rented typewriter at the unlikely age of fourteen, a story of a young girl’s angst after a family move took her away from like-minded horse lover friends.

She wrote and illustrated three children’s cookbooks while teaching cooking classes for children in North Bay and penned a local news column, Dwight News for the Huntsville Forester in the mid-1980’s.
Sherry currently celebrates membership with the Muskoka Authors Association and Baysville Writers’ Circle. Fellow writers there brought staunch support for her love-story manuscript Dear Braveheart. Two selections of her writing appeared in the group’s anthology, “The Long and the Short of It.”

She enjoys public speaking and has acted both as emcee and presenter at the annual Tall Pines Tales author events in Muskoka and Haliburton. She was selected for the long-list of contestants in a 2021 short story online event.
Sherry resides in Bracebridge.

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3 reviews for Dear Braveheart – a Caregiver’s Journey by Sheridan Rondeau

  1. Tina Crossfield

    Dear Braveheart is a beautiful story that shares with readers the love, honour, immense dedication, and grief of caregiving. Sheridan illustrates the inner tests, contemplations and revelations of the journey, while offering practical tips. A perfect gift for anyone who may be facing the challenges of loss and other peculiarities of dementia. (Karen Quemby, MA. Alzheimer Society of Muskoka)

  2. Tina Crossfield

    Writing is hard, very hard, especially when the situation is so close personally. You have to balance your emotions and memories with detachment and that takes GUTS. (the late Janet Lewis, professor emerita, York University, Toronto

  3. Tina Crossfield

    Dear Braveheart is a real story of love and passion – how two people must navigate together the loss of health and inevitability of being separated by life’s course. I found myself waking this morning wanting to hold my husband close to me, as Sherry’s story reminds me that this is a fate we all must live as we age, in one form or another. An inspiring read. (June Elder, B.A. Gerontology, B.A. Sociology, Huntsville, Ontario)

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