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AARP Caregiving Expert: Lee Woodruff

Lee Woodruff is an author, public speaker and journalist.

A former contributing reporter for CBS This Morning and Good Morning America, she's the best-selling author of three books as well as numerous articles and essays. She now runs a communications and media training business, working with clients around the globe.

After a roadside bomb in Iraq injured her husband, ABC News journalist Bob Woodruff, the couple founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The foundation has invested about $70 million in innovative programs to meet the needs of injured veterans, their families and caregivers nationwide.

In addition to the Washington Irving Award for fiction for her novel Those We Love Most, Woodruff has earned numerous national awards and recognition for her work and advocacy on behalf of veterans and caregivers.

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Lee's Latest Columns

Military Family Caregivers Share Their Triumphs, Pain

Decades after loved ones suffered battle injuries and illness, the caring continues


Doctors Turned Patients: What Family Caregivers Can Learn

Being on the other side of the stethoscope can offer a fresh viewpoint


Green Burial Options Can Spur End-of-Life Conversations

A ‘gradual goodbye’ process can ease caregiver stress, aid acceptance


Twin Sister Caregivers Team Up to Fight Cancer and Help Millions Along the Way

Siblings’ tight bond is their secret weapon in fighting multiple health challenges


How to Be a Partner, Not a Parent, When Providing Care for a Spouse

Ways to keep the romantic connection alive despite illness or injury


How Caregivers Can Protect Loved Ones From Fraud and Scams

Steps to take to keep older adults from being exploited


The Healing Power of Music and Friendship

United in grief, an extended family uses music to soothe and connect


​The Family Caregiver’s Role in Hospice​

​Experts share how to best support loved ones during their final days​


3 Tales of Caring for an Aging Loved One at Home

Families describe their journey of joy, sacrifice, honor and commitment


How Ram Dass’ Teachings Can Make End-of-Life Caregiving Easier

The ‘Be Here Now’ author’s timeless wisdom still resonates


Becoming a 'Sudden' Caregiver of a Loved One

Whether due to accident or illness, navigating this unfamiliar world can be daunting



More About Lee


  • Consultant, executive communication and media training
  • Contributing reporter, Good Morning America, 2012 to 2016
  • Contributing reporter, CBS This Morning, 2008 to 2011


Select associations and memberships

  • Board of trustees, Colgate University
  • Board member, Musician Treatment Center of Austin
  • Member, Veterans’ Family, Caregiver and Survivor Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


  • Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University