Celebrity Spotlight – A Cast of Caregivers

As we celebrate National Caregiver Month this November and recognize the more than 65 million caregivers in the U.S., some are bound to be “celebrities.”

Many people feel that celebrity caregivers don’t really know the challenges and certainly don’t fret the costs of caregiving like the rest of us. But our CEO, Sherri Snelling, has interviewed numerous celebrities and found when it comes to caregiving – even famous people face a fragmented health system, difficulty with conversations with older parents, sadness or frustration over not being able to control a chronic illness or devastating diagnosis that affects a loved one and not knowing where to turn.

The Celebrity Interviews

Following are some of the celebrities Sherri Snelling has interviewed over the years – not about their latest movie or TV show, album or book but about the role that is one we all will play in our lifetime: caregiver.

Alan and David Osmond Winng the Battle Against MS

Alana Stewart and Farrah Fawcett

B. Smith & Dan Gasby on Alzheimer’s

Billionaire Caregiver David Murdock Doles out Advice on Longevity

Brooke Shields – endless love in caring for her mom

Casey Kasem’s Legacy for Caregivers

Catherine Zeta Jones – a caregiver’s self-care mental health plan

Diane Keaton – Sandwich Generation caregiver

Fran Drescher – cancer survivor and 3 tips for caregivers

Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour

Glenn Close wants to change your mind about mental illness

Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker – caregiving team for her mom with dementia

Joan Lunden – coast to coast caregiving

Joan Lunden on challenges of guilt and caregiving

Jodie Foster – Golden Girl Shines a Spotlight on Her Sandwich Generation Role

Kimberly Williams Paisley Chronicles Her Mother’s Dementia

Holly Robinson Peete’s Most Challenging Role – Sandwich Generation Caregiver

Marg Helgenberger – Juggled College, Career and Caregiving

Meredith Vieira – caring for a husband with MS

Nancy Davis Races to Erase MS

Nancy Reagan’s Caregiving Legacy

Rizzoli & Isles Creator is on the Case

Rosalynn Carter – A Pioneering Caregiving Advocate Says More Must be Done

Seth Rogen Getting Millennials to Care About Alzheimer’s

What Suze Orman learned caring for her mother

Sylvia Mackey – Hall of Fame Caregiver Who Changed the NFL

The Red Carpet Interviews with Caregiving Celebrities

Also, watch Sherri Snelling’s interviews from the Red Carpet with celebrities such as George Clooney, Quincy Jones, Cybill Shepherd, Jane Seymour, Joey McIntyre and more talking about their caregiving journeys and how they find their “Me Time”

 

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