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AARP Caregiving Expert: Amy Goyer

Amy Goyer

Amy Goyer is AARP's national family and caregiving expert and moderates our Family Caregivers Discussion Group on Facebook.

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

Amy has written three books and appears regularly as a caregiving authority on network news shows, including more than a dozen times on NBC’s Today. She has been a guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors and been interviewed by CNN, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and People, among other media outlets.

 

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Amy's Latest Columns

  

A woman in a medical gown and her adult daughter talking to a physician in a doctors office

9 Tips for Family Caregivers Managing Medical Matters

Steps to work more effectively with your loved one's health care team

  

Adult woman doing a puzzle with her mother

How to Keep Loved Ones Active at Home During Coronavirus Outbreak

Practical advice to help compensate for lack of socialization and cognitive stimulation

  

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A Gift Guide for the Caregivers in Your Life

Ideas to help them restore and replenish

  

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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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