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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

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

  

Stemming the Rise of Suicide Among Military Family Caregivers

Acknowledging and addressing the problem is the first step

  

Daily Acts of Self-Care Can Ease Caregiving Stress

Light exercise, breathing techniques, even smiling can improve overall wellness

  

  

More About Lee

Professional

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

Books

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

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University

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