What Is AARP Family Caregiving?
We offer resources, practical tips and advice that may help you in your caregiving journey. AARP family caregiving expert Amy Goyer walks you through.
Be Part of "I Heart Caregivers"
Find out how to participate in our storytelling initiative, learn about our advocacy work in family caregiving and share your caregiving story.
What Is a "Prepare to Care Guide"?
With more than 40 million people taking care of a loved one in the U.S., AARP helps people ease into the caregiving journey in five basic steps.
About AARP’s Online Communities for Family Caregivers
Are you a caregiver? You’re not alone. We explain how you can find support from those going through similar situations with our online forum.
The True Story Behind the Caregiving Film 'What They Had'
Elizabeth Chomko wrote and directed the film "What They Had" based on her grandmother's 16-year struggle with Alzheimer's. Chomko opens up about the challenges her family faced in caring for her grandmother as the disease progressed.
'What They Had' Movie Trailer
Blythe Danner, Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon and Robert Forster star in the caregiving movie. The film is inspired by the real life experience of writer and director Elizabeth Chomko, whose grandmother had Alzheimer’s.
Hilary Swank Reveals How Caring for Her Dad Changed Her
In 2015, Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank put her career on hold for three years to be her dad’s primary caregiver. She talks about the gift of not sweating the small stuff and the importance of taking time for self-care.
Home Life Hacks for Caregivers
Make your home safer and more comfortable without turning it into a hospital by implementing these small changes to your couches, chairs, lamps and stairs.
Kitchen Life Hacks for Caregivers
Brighten up your kitchen and make it more accommodating to use with these easy tips.
Bathroom Life Hacks for Caregivers
These simple modifications make your bathroom more accessible to anyone with mobility challenges.
Hilary Swank, Blythe Danner on Learning From Each Other
In “What They Had," the two play a mother and daughter dealing with challenges of Alzheimer’s. They tell what they’ve learned as they’ve gotten older.
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