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AARP Caregiving Expert: Lee Woodruff

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

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Caregivers Coping With 'Ambiguous Loss'

Learning to adjust to a new normal after trauma or illness



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Finding Joy While Caregiving During the Holidays

Practice self-care during this often-challenging time of year


A veteran talks with an active member of the military on a couch about caregiving

Shining a Light on Hidden Military Caregivers

Ways to support and honor military veterans and their families


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Creating a 'Dementia Capable' Community

One city's blueprint for improving the lives of caregivers and the ones they love


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Caregiving’s Impact on Intimacy

3 ways to maintain an emotional and physical connection


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The Many Faces of Caregiving

Family caregivers share their hard-fought battles

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