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.

J-Jaye from Georgia

My name is J-Jaye and I am a caregiver and advocate for my son Jackson, who just turned 11. Jacks...

Wendy from Florida

This is a life situation that hits close to home for me because I chose to leave my job of 23 yea...

Coral from Massachusetts

My Mom was diagnosed with age-related dementia seven years ago. I had retired from my position a...

Sheri from Illinois

Hi, I’m Sheri and this is my story. My mom, Ruth, was diagnosed with dementia in 2010. At that ...

Natalie from Florida

I'm Natalie, in 2009 my father called to ask would I consider coming home to care for him and mom...

Dee from California

Ode to my caregiver, my husband: My husband became my caregiver after an auto accident just af...