In November 2003 Hazel Hawke went public with the news that she had Alzheimer’s Disease. The result was a national outpouring of concern, affection and appreciation on a scale rarely seen. The Australian newspaper described her action in an editorial as ‘an act of personal courage that has touched the hearts of millions’. Now Hazel’s daughter Sue tells the full story of her mother’s life in the past 10 years: stepping out as her own woman after her split with former PM Bob Hawke, the early signs of what would prove to be Alzheimer’s, Hazel’s fear and anger, her decision to go public, and the gentle happiness in her life now. The book, which will touch all readers and offer comfort to those also affected by the disease, will also raise money for the Hazel Hawke Alzheimer’s Research & Care Fund.