Live chat with expert: Loretta Woodward Veney

Live Chat with expert: Loretta Veney 

Caregiving can have highs and lows, which is often described as a roller coaster of emotions. For those in the caregiving role, it can be easy to get weighed down with the day-to-day challenges. Layering on a global pandemic has added stress and new challenges to the full plate of family caregivers. However, it is possible to find joy even during the difficulties of caregiving. Join Home Instead gerontologist and caregiver advocate Dr. Lakelyn Hogan as she talks with family caregiving expert Loretta Veney about finding and embracing the joy in caregiving. 

Topics covered in this live chat include: 

  • Suggestions on how to recognize and embrace moments of joy. 
  • Tips for getting your daily dose of joy. 
  • Ways to replace challenges with joy. 
  • Ideas for self-care and preventing burnout.

About the expert

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Loretta Woodward Veney
Loretta Woodward Veney is an author, inspirational speaker and trainer who has delivered more than 300 speeches and presentations on dementia and caregiving since 2014 and offers a wealth of information, encouragement and humor to her audiences. Loretta is author of "Being My Mom’s Mom," "Colors Flowing from My Mind," and "Refreshment for the Caregiver’s Spirit." Loretta and her mom have been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, The New York Times, AARP Caregiver Stories, as well as a PBS special entitled ‘Alzheimer’s the Caregiver’s Perspective.’ In 2019, Loretta was selected as Trailblazer of the Year by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

4 thoughts on “Finding the Joy in Caregiving

  • Antonia Felem

    I am qualified caregiver with experience, I am interested working with the company. Currently I live in South Africa western Cape. Please assist me

  • Fele Toma

    Hello and Yes I’m qualified caregiver with 7 years experiencing at home. And I’m interested working with the Company.

  • Lucy Cunningham

    My name is LucyCunningham, my husband has Dementia since 2014, I can’t get total and dependable care for my husband, from the Healthcare agencies, VA, etc. I would like to apply for an Grant for assistance for him. Thanks

  • Kathleen Flanigan

    I quit my caregiver job when my husband didn’t know who I was when I go off work. Luckily my sister was going through the same thing with her husband. I moved in with her and we gave each other support.
    Both our husband died 2 months apart. It was hard at night when my husband would get up during the bathroom but couldn’t remember were BR was.

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