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Joan Lunden’s Work as Caregiver Prepared Her to Battle Breast Cancer

A few weeks ago, I met Joan Lunden at a small group session at the AARP’s Idea’s at 50+ Conference in San Diego. At the time, I didn’t know she had breast cancer.

Joan was candid in talking about the disease and new challenges she faces daily. She talked about her upcoming article in People Magazine that made it to grocery store shelves today.

She shared her challenges as a family caregiver and responded without missing a beat to a question from a very emotional young woman who seemed overwhelmed by caregiving.

“It’s OK to be a little imperfect,” said Lunden.

Women really do worry about perfection – the perfect mom, the perfect wife, the perfect caregiver. Read the rest here.