Your Story: matters

AARP believes family caregivers like you aren’t celebrated or supported nearly enough. Thanks to you, older parents, spouses and other loved one can remain in their homes. Sharing your story can make a difference. Speak out and help us fight for more support for family caregivers in your state.

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Your story will help us continue to fight for more support, help at home, workplace protection, training and relief in your state.

Everyday you give your heart. These are your stories.


Your Family Caregiving Stories Inspire Us All.

Clarence from California

My name is Clarence and I am retired and currently a primary care giver for our 22 year old son K...

Denise from Oklahoma

My brother Ben’s death proved to be a defining moment for Mom. At the memorial service, Mom asked...

Zenaida from California

My name is Zenaida (Sandy), I brought my Mom Anita to live with us because none of my siblings co...

Jill from Minnesota

I've been a caregiver for my husband for the last five years. Bob is 82 and I am 67. He was forma...

Britnee from Louisiana

My name is Britnee. I'm a 30 year old Chemist in Louisiana. In 2013, my father Percy Sr. was dia...

Lee from Texas

You asked, " When did I start caring for Mary." Well, it was when we met back in 1952. But that w...