Untangling Caring for a Mom in a Care Home with Loretta Woodward Veney
When her beloved mother, Doris, was diagnosed with dementia in 2006, Loretta Woodward Veney began learning everything she could about the disease and hoped to share that information so others could be more prepared than she was for this devastating diagnosis. In 2013, that hope turned into Loretta’s first book, “Being My Mom’s Mom: A Journey Through Dementia from a Daughter’s Perspective,” which highlights the first six years of the family’s dementia journey. This book was recently updated to include the second half of her family’s dementia journey.
Loretta is a trainer, author, and motivational speaker. She’s a retired 35-year security management professional who spent the first 15 years of her career managing security personnel before starting her own training company offering topics including security management and operations, leadership, conflict resolution and communication skills. By mid- 2013, Loretta began receiving requests for presentations on her caregiver experience, and since that time has given more than 275 presentations and keynote addresses.
Loretta and her family’s story have been featured in a PBS special called “Alzheimer’s: The Caregiver’s Perspective,” and in articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and AARP’s feature page on caregivers. She was selected as the 2019 Trailblazer of the Year by Johns Hopkins Medicine. She has also authored a coloring book for seniors entitled “Colors Flowing from My Mind,” and an inspirational photo book entitled “Refreshment for the Caregiver’s Spirit.”
Read Loretta’s AlzAuthors posts:
Start reading “Being My Mom’s Mom: A Journey Through Dementia from a Daughter’s Perspective”: https://amzn.to/2BCS18s
Connect with Loretta Veney
Conquering Life Blog: https://lwveney.wordpress.com
Each season our podcast brings you six of our authors sharing their dementia journeys. Please subscribe so you don’t miss a word. If our authors’ stories move you please leave a review. And don’t forget to share our podcast with family and friends in need of knowledge, comfort and support on their own dementia journeys.
AlzAuthors is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization totally reliant on donations to do what we do. Your generosity will help cover our many operating costs, which include website hosting and maintenance fees, service charges to keep things running smoothly, marketing expenditures to improve our reach, expand our content, and promote our authors, and more. Our ongoing work supports our mission to lift the silence and stigma of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. To sustain our efforts please visit https://alzauthors.com/donate/ .
Thank you for listening.