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AARP Caregiving Expert: Amy Goyer

Amy Goyer - AARP Everywhere

A writer, speaker and consultant on caregiving issues, Amy Goyer is AARP's national family and caregiving expert and moderates our Family Caregivers Discussion Group on Facebook.

She has written three books and is a widely recognized media authority who has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Dr. Phil and The Doctors and has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and People magazine, among other outlets.

Amy has more than 35 years of professional experience serving and advocating for older adults, children and families, and people with disabilities. She also has been a family caregiver her entire adult life, caring for her grandparents, parents, sisters and other family members and friends.

She writes extensively for AARP about her experiences caring for her mother, Patricia, who died in 2013, and her father, Robert, who lived with Alzheimer's disease for 12 years before his death in 2018.
 

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Amy's Latest Columns

  

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Say This, Not That, When Talking to Caregivers

Think about empathy, not orders

  

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Memory Cafés Offer Social Activities for Those With Dementia

Meeting spots provide comfortable spaces for caregivers and their loved ones

  

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Coping With the Post-Holiday Blues

Small steps to take to help you get back on track

  

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10 Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

Feeling stressed? Reset your expectations and enjoy the little moments

  

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'What They Had' Shines a New Light on Caregiving

A caregiver’s perspective of the Hilary Swank-Blythe Danner film about Alzheimer's

  

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5 Things I’m Glad I Did for My Dad With Alzheimer’s Disease

As a caregiver the choices are many. Here’s what worked for us

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