AARP Video Podcast: Caregivers supporting other caregivers

Posted on 03/25/24

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Family caregivers do remarkable things every day to care for their loved ones. We help with bathing and dressing, meal preparation, managing finances, transportation, grocery shopping, and so much more. There are more than 820,000 of us in Washington state performing this great labor of love – but it’s not without its challenges. It can be stressful and time consuming - and it can also feel incredibly isolating at times. Some of us might feel like we’re in it all on our own.

But when it comes to support, one of the best resources we have is each other. Connecting with other caregivers who understand your situation – really understand – can make a tremendous difference.

AARP State Director Marguerite Ro sat down recently for a "Caring for Caregivers" podcast conversation with family caregivers Patty Albert and Margaret Griffiths. They traded stories of their own caregiving journeys – both the good, and the not-so-good. And along the way, they shared their own tips and advice – on everything from finances and family dynamics, to self-care and when to know it’s time to ask for help.

Click on the image below to view the discussion, and be sure to check our page each month for a new episode. Please also take a moment to view past podcast episodes here.

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