Author Rosella Leslie’s new book, LOSING US: A DEMENTIA CAREGIVER’S JOURNEY tells the story of her journey as a caregiver for her late husband, John, as he navigated the heartbreaking path of dementia. In her talk she will share some of the insights she developed along the way, including strategies that helped her to be a healthier, more resilient, and kinder caregiver.
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Rosella Leslie is the author of three published novels and six nonfiction books, including the award-winning, co-authored, Stain Upon the Sea and Bright Seas, Pioneer Spirits and her most recent LOSING US: A DEMENTIA CAREGIVER’S JOURNEY. She has published numerous articles in magazines and local newspapers and edited two published books. Her short story, Consistency, was a winner in the 2015 Canadian Tales of the Heart Short Story Contest and Stuck on a Rock won Honorable Mention in the Prairie Fire 2016 Fiction Contest. In 2021 she received a grant from the BC Arts Council to write Losing Us. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Rosella has spent most of her life on the west coast of British Columbia, living for several years on a float house at the head of the Salmon Inlet, twenty-five miles by boat from the town of Sechelt. She was one of the founding members of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. In 2002 she won the BCCPAC George Mathew Award for Excellence in Parent Leadership. In recent years she has been actively advocating for caregivers of persons with dementia and helped establish Memory Café—a social/exercise program for persons with dementia and their caregivers.