Surviving A Year Of COVID-19 For Grandparents

For many grandparents, the loss of time with their grandchildren is a form of grief. But there are ways to help ease the impacts.

Virus Outbreak Grandparents At Home
Zita Robinson, who's 77 and diabetic, and has been careful around her granddaughter amid the coronavirus pandemic, shows a book she made for her granddaughter, 8-year-old Traris "Trary" Robinson-Newman. Ross D. Franklin / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virus Outbreak Grandparents At Home
Zita Robinson, who's 77 and diabetic, and has been careful around her granddaughter amid the coronavirus pandemic, shows a book she made for her granddaughter, 8-year-old Traris "Trary" Robinson-Newman. Ross D. Franklin / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Surviving A Year Of COVID-19 For Grandparents

For many grandparents, the loss of time with their grandchildren is a form of grief. But there are ways to help ease the impacts.

The pandemic has brought a form of grieving for everyone, and this is certainly true for grandparents with the time lost in their relationships with their grandkids.

Reset talks with two aging care experts on what grandparents are going through at this time and to share advice on how to support these bonds.

GUESTS: Kerry Byrne, founder of The Long Distance Grandparent; aging care researcher

Dr. June McKoy, professor of medicine in geriatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine