“Of all the lessons I’ve learned through my years of caregiving, the most important thing all of us can do is to keep the love going. Just tell them that you love them again and again. You will never say it too much, ever.” – Joan Lunden
Former host of Good Morning America, Joan Lunden, is among the 65 million Americans who make up the “sandwich generation,” those who are both raising a child and caring for an aging parent. Joan is not only a mother of seven children; she’s also the longtime caretaker of her mother who has dementia. Despite the emotional toll of caregiving, a bittersweet labor of love for many, Joan’s experience inspired her to become an advocate for seniors and caregivers across America.
As a journalist, Joan feels a responsibility to educate people. This year she launched the first-ever television show for family caregivers, Talking Care with Joan Lunden. She partnered with A Place for Mom to spread the word about our free senior care and senior housing referral service, and she also recently published a book for family caregivers: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers: 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding.
Enter for the chance to win a free copy of Joan’s new best-selling book today!
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- We’ll hold a random drawing and announce three winners on Facebook the week of April 16th.
Watch Joan’s interview on Good Morning America to learn more about her book!