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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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If you're caring for loved ones at home, much of your regular schedule may be disrupted. You may be desperate for ways to keep your loved ones busy and yourself from tearing your hair out! Here are some ideas to help out:   Reading - Choose a book t...
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If your loved ones lives in a nursing home, assisted living, group home, senior community etc, and they are on "lockdown" and not allowing any visitors, this is still a time for you to advocate for your loved ones. Two key things: Make sure you kno...
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Many of you are caring for loved ones living in nursing facilities (nursing homes) or assisted living facilities - are you having trouble getting there to see them? Are the facilities limiting or not allowing visitors? I'm hearing from caregivers who...
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AARP held a very helpful tele-townhall today with federal health officials. I listened and here are my notes hitting some of the high points that were said during the call that I think are helpful to family caregivers who are concerned about keeping ...
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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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If you're caring for loved ones at home, much of your regular schedule may be disrupted. You may be desperate for ways to keep your loved ones busy and yourself from tearing your hair out! Here are some ideas to help out:   Reading - Choose a book t...
agoyer 03-20-2020 01:22 PM
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If your loved ones lives in a nursing home, assisted living, group home, senior community etc, and they are on "lockdown" and not allowing any visitors, this is still a time for you to advocate for your loved ones. Two key things: Make sure you kno...
agoyer 03-20-2020 01:03 PM
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Many of you are caring for loved ones living in nursing facilities (nursing homes) or assisted living facilities - are you having trouble getting there to see them? Are the facilities limiting or not allowing visitors? I'm hearing from caregivers who...
agoyer 03-11-2020 12:53 PM
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AARP held a very helpful tele-townhall today with federal health officials. I listened and here are my notes hitting some of the high points that were said during the call that I think are helpful to family caregivers who are concerned about keeping ...
agoyer 03-11-2020 11:52 AM
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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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If you're caring for loved ones at home, much of your regular schedule may be disrupted. You may be desperate for ways to keep your loved ones busy and yourself from tearing your hair out! Here are some ideas to help out:   Reading - Choose a book t...
agoyer 03-20-2020 01:22 PM
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If your loved ones lives in a nursing home, assisted living, group home, senior community etc, and they are on "lockdown" and not allowing any visitors, this is still a time for you to advocate for your loved ones. Two key things: Make sure you kno...
agoyer 03-20-2020 01:03 PM
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Many of you are caring for loved ones living in nursing facilities (nursing homes) or assisted living facilities - are you having trouble getting there to see them? Are the facilities limiting or not allowing visitors? I'm hearing from caregivers who...
agoyer 03-11-2020 12:53 PM
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AARP held a very helpful tele-townhall today with federal health officials. I listened and here are my notes hitting some of the high points that were said during the call that I think are helpful to family caregivers who are concerned about keeping ...
agoyer 03-11-2020 11:52 AM
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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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