A Conversation with Amy Yotopoulos

A Conversation with Amy Yotopoulos

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Thank you to our guest: Amy Yotopoulos, Gerontologist, Co-Founder Stanford Caregiver Center

Thank you to our host: Susanne Stadler, Architect and Executive Director of AHWGO

Topic: Caregiving: The Dance of Interdependence


“I have been in the field of aging my entire career and when my father in law was diagnosed with dementia and we became his caregivers. I thought ‘I got this,’ but the reality is that this was the hardest thing I have ever done, it brought me to my knees. Even with my background I needed a lot of support.”

“All caregivers need something different and specific. Every situation is so complex and requires this network of support and it’s therefore so important for caregivers to know how to access all these different resources that are available to them. Right now the way we have created it  – they have to knock on 18 different doors to get those and my job is to say ‘Call me’  and we will go through the list together.”

-Excerpts from our conversation with Amy Yotopolous

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Other Resources:

Stanford Caregiver Center: 650-497-7100 or caregiver@stanfordhealthcare.org
Free of charge for everybody.


Caregiver – A Love Story Portraying the story of one man struggling to care for his dying wife. When 59-year-old Bambi decides to forgo further treatment for her cancer and die at home, her husband Rick leaves his job to become her primary caregiver—a role for which he has no experience and little support. This film highlights an essential, yet largely unseen workforce—the family caregivers of America, and challenges viewers to acknowledge the growing strain placed on them.

Sky Blossoms – Portraying the stories of students who are taking care of their parents who are injured veterans.

Kate Washington: Already Toast, The story of one woman’s struggle to care for her seriously ill husband—and a revealing look at the role unpaid family caregivers play in a society that fails to provide them with structural support

RSVP for the next conversation on April 15:
​Grandparents And More: The Wisdom Of Intergenerational Communities

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