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
The Challenges and Joys of Caregiving for a Grown Child With a Disability
How caregivers can manage expectations, prioritize self-care and find the right support network
Valuable Lessons Caregivers Can Learn From Nurses
Tips and advice from the pros who provide care for a living
What I Learned From My Mom’s Approach to Death
Final months filled with grief, gratitude and life lessons
Caregiving for a Spouse After a Traumatic Injury
Geralyn and Jonathan Ritter’s relationship weathered a tragic accident and came out stronger
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