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Amy Goyer, author of Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving and Color Your Way Content when Caring for a Loved One is a writer, speaker and consultant specializing in caregiving and family issues. Amy serves as AARP's national Family and Caregiving Expert, columnist, and spokesperson, and has a Caregiving YouTube series in which she shares her personal caregiving journey and practical, actionable tips for caregivers. An often quoted and recognized media authority, Amy’s numerous interviews include ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, The Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors. Ms. Goyer started her career as a music therapist, and has worked in the field of aging for more than 35 years, including adult day services centers and nursing homes, the Ohio Department of Aging, AARP, Johnson & Johnson and Sam’s Club. She is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). Amy’s current work is the perfect fusion of her professional and personal experience. A passionate champion for family caregivers, Amy has been one her entire adult life, caring for three of her grandparents, her sister, other family and friends, and very intensively for her parents for more than ten years; they lived with her and her father had Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother passed on in 2013 at the age of 87and her father in 2018 at the age of 94. Learn more about Amy at www.amygoyer.com and www.aarp.org/amygoyer and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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@SedonaS812353 That's great that you are getting involved in volunteering! It's a great way to meet like-minded people and to feel your sense of purpose in life. I'm guessing, too, that people at church wouldn't care what you are wearing to go there ...
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@GatorRx77 This is so wonderful to hear! There are many really good people out there and I'm so glad you found two of them who have taken you into their families and are there for you when you need them. Sometimes families by choice are just as good ...
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@jl95508478Memory cafes are places where people who are living with dementia and their caregivers can come for some time in a social setting with other people who are in the same boat - so it doesn't matter so much if they ask the same question over ...
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@joanne1957I visited one in Indiana and I wrote a column about it for AARP's website - here's the link you can click and read!  Memory Cafés Offer Social Activities for Those Living With Dementia I loved it - it's such a wonderful idea and so helpful...
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AARP has a great video: What to Do When Someone Falls!    Source: Family Caregiving Series: What to Do When Someone Falls - AARP
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@SedonaS812353 That's great that you are getting involved in volunteering! It's a great way to meet like-minded people and to feel your sense of purpose in life. I'm guessing, too, that people at church wouldn't care what you are wearing to go there ...
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@GatorRx77 This is so wonderful to hear! There are many really good people out there and I'm so glad you found two of them who have taken you into their families and are there for you when you need them. Sometimes families by choice are just as good ...
agoyer 12-22-2019 12:23 AM
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@jl95508478Memory cafes are places where people who are living with dementia and their caregivers can come for some time in a social setting with other people who are in the same boat - so it doesn't matter so much if they ask the same question over ...
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@joanne1957I visited one in Indiana and I wrote a column about it for AARP's website - here's the link you can click and read!  Memory Cafés Offer Social Activities for Those Living With Dementia I loved it - it's such a wonderful idea and so helpful...
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AARP has a great video: What to Do When Someone Falls!    Source: Family Caregiving Series: What to Do When Someone Falls - AARP
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@SedonaS812353 That's great that you are getting involved in volunteering! It's a great way to meet like-minded people and to feel your sense of purpose in life. I'm guessing, too, that people at church wouldn't care what you are wearing to go there ...
agoyer 12-22-2019 12:32 AM
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@GatorRx77 This is so wonderful to hear! There are many really good people out there and I'm so glad you found two of them who have taken you into their families and are there for you when you need them. Sometimes families by choice are just as good ...
agoyer 12-22-2019 12:23 AM
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@jl95508478Memory cafes are places where people who are living with dementia and their caregivers can come for some time in a social setting with other people who are in the same boat - so it doesn't matter so much if they ask the same question over ...
agoyer 12-22-2019 12:20 AM
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@joanne1957I visited one in Indiana and I wrote a column about it for AARP's website - here's the link you can click and read!  Memory Cafés Offer Social Activities for Those Living With Dementia I loved it - it's such a wonderful idea and so helpful...
agoyer 12-22-2019 12:15 AM
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AARP has a great video: What to Do When Someone Falls!    Source: Family Caregiving Series: What to Do When Someone Falls - AARP
agoyer 12-20-2019 08:13 PM
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