AWARE Member meetings and events are complimentary for members. Non members are $25 per meeting
You’ve Got This!
March 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: AWARE member Veronica Shanklin, CDP, founder of Dementia Care Warriors.
Caregiving is an emotional roller coaster. Veronica has cared for her grandmother and mother, both of whom have Alzheimer’s disease, while managing a career and becoming a passionate advocate for Alzheimer’s caregivers. She will share tools and tips she has learned on her journey to better manage the “dips and dives” that come with this life-changing role.
8 years ago, Veronica left her career in Chicago and relocated back to her hometown of Dallas, Texas to become the primary caregiver for her mother and grandmother, both living with Alzheimer’s disease. As a full-time caregiver, Veronica has developed a passion for Alzheimer’s awareness and advocacy. Frustrated with the limited number of resources for caregivers, Veronica founded a 501(c )3
nonprofit organization, Dementia Care Warriors, in 2019 to provide resources and education for the community. She has served on the Board of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Your Brain Matters women’s initiative leadership committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Community Council of Greater Dallas and AWARE Dallas and is a member of the Dallas Area Agency on Aging Advisory Board. As a caregiver herself, Veronica feels a compelling responsibility to have a “seat at the table” and be a voice for the voiceless.