Marquette University students Yiren Yang, Patrick Thomas and Jack Goods helped produce these stories on family caregivers as part of the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service.

Family caregivers: The next public health crisis?

VideoVideo (04:33): As America ages, families are struggling to care for frail loved ones with little support from the workplace, health care system and society at large.

Soraya and Gloria: The stress of caregiving

VideoVideo (03:32): Soraya Cazco thought she could handle her mother's growing memory problems on her own, but she underestimated the stress and isolation.

Elder Orphans: Betty and her constellation of caregivers

VideoVideo (04:28): With no children or nearby relatives, Betty Agee was able to remain in her home with the help of a web of informal caregivers.

Larry and Jeff: Lost in a maze of services

VideoVideo (02:50): When Jeff Tucker's memory started failing, he and partner Larry Gnatzig struggled to get the services he needed.

Marggie and Jack: From independence to assisted living

VideoVideo (03:53): Jack Moertl navigated the move from independent living into assisted living by staying connected to friends in his senior living complex, where death and loss are everyday matters.

A grandmother in China faces loneliness in old age

VideoVideo (03:42): Marquette University student-intern Yiren Yang interviewed her mother and grandmother about the hard realities of growing old and becoming dependent on others.

Audio: Goods O'Brien Family