Dianne Osmun is the author of Creston and Finding Mom in the Midst of Alzheimer’s, A Daughter’s Journey of Healing, Reconciliation, and Acceptance. She holds degrees in Interior Design and Human Services, along with a myriad of certifications and interests; including psychology, history, genealogy, historic preservation, counseling, and more.

Dianne has the rare perspective of having a mental health background, along with education in fine arts and experience in advocating for victims of violence and abuse. This uniquely qualifies her to view dementia within the context of abuse.

She has two burning passions: to help improve the lives of others and to express herself creatively. She has been able to fulfill these passions through being a Life Enrichment Assistant at a senior living community, a Behavioral Health Intervention Specialist, a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate, a Sexual Assault Services Coordinator, a Caterer, an Interior Designer, an Artist, a Girl Scout Leader, and a Parent.

Dianne enjoys spending time with her family, creating glass art, pursuing research projects, scrapbooking, and throwing pottery. She and her husband, Jason, are the proud parents of seven amazing children within a blended family.



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Finding Mom

Finding Mom in the Midst of Alzheimer’s is a powerful, moving memoir written by Dianne Osmun, who experienced emotional and verbal abuse at the hands of her mother throughout her life.

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Creston is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America, which is a collection of chronicles that capture the essence of what gives each American small town, neighborhood, and downtown its unique flavor.