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In 2011, Leslie A. Davidson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Eighteen months later, her husband was diagnosed with young-onset dementia. Leslie shares her story in Adaption — the winner of this year's CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize.
Leslie A. Davidson won the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize for Adaptation. (Sarah Mickel)

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In 2011, Leslie A. Davidson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Eighteen months later, her husband Lincoln was diagnosed with young-onset dementia.  

As Leslie learned to manage her own condition, she was also learning to care for a partner who would forget where he was, and who she was. 

This new and difficult reality was the inspiration for Leslie's story which just won this year's CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize.

Leslie read a passage from her winning essay Adaptation on The Current.

Listen to the full story at the top of this web post.

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