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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


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


Banish Caregiver Burnout by Keeping Loved One With Dementia Engaged

Find tasks and activities to make those with memory challenges feel useful


The Exhausting Reality of Unpaid Family Caregivers

'Already Toast' author on the need for more societal support


16 Ideas for Recharging Your Caregiving Energy in 15 Minutes

A realistic guide to self-care during the pandemic


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

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