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Feb 24, 2021

Finding the Joy in Caregiving

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Live chat with expert: Loretta Woodward 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.
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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 (2nd edition 2019) , Colors Flowing from My Mind (2019) and Refreshment for the Caregiver’s Spirit (2nd edition 2020), Loretta and her Mom have been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, The NY 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.

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