Untangling Caring for a Mom in a Care Home with Loretta Woodward Veney

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Untangling Caring for a Mom in a Care Home with Loretta Woodward Veney

November 16, 2020

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:

Meet Loretta Woodward Veney, Author of Being My Mom’s Mom, July 7, 2016

Loretta Woodward Veney Updates Her Memoir, Being My Mom’s Mom, May 26, 2020

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