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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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Preserving the Dignity of Our Aging Parents

Provide autonomy and choices whenever possible

  

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Estate Plans Can Help Split Assets Without Dividing Siblings

Plan now so there are no squabbles after your loved one is gone

  

Adult brother and sister sitting on the couch having an argument

Caregivers Share How They Deal With Sibling Rivalry

Talking about issues early and often can keep problems at bay

  

Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan dressed in medical gowns with their five children all dressed up as doctors and nurses

Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan on the Healing Power of Family, Faith and Funny People

How a brain tumor altered their family dynamic forever

  

A woman greeting a visiting female friend with hug in the doorway of her home

How Friends and Family Can Help Caregivers in a Crisis

Don't be afraid to do or say something wrong, just take action

  

 A man sitting on a sofa, looking sadly into the distance

Caregivers Coping With 'Ambiguous Loss'

Learning to adjust to a new normal after trauma or illness

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