2022 National Caregiver Symposium

I’m Tired. Please Help!

Coping with Caregiver Stress and Burnout

Friday, November 4, 1:00-4:00 EST

Streaming LIVE Online 

More than 40 million adults in the US are providing care for a loved one. Whether the tasks are heavy or light, they often can stretch a person’s abilities to cope beyond their endurance. Yet, the need does not stop. How does one reconcile caregiving needs with constant physical/emotional exhaustion?

In response to a survey conducted this spring with past attendees, the 2022 Annual ACAP Caregiver Symposium will tackle this issue head-on. This national symposium will address ways to deal with the many stresses of caregiving, burnout, and family dynamics. You’ll join hundreds of others in a virtual community to hear from leading caregiving experts, become aware of helpful resources, experience support, and gain new caregiving insights. Last year, more than 500 people attended from 38 US states, the Virgin Isles, Canada, and Great Britain.


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Our Expert Speakers

Amy Goyer

AARP’s national Family & Caregiving Expert, sought-after speaker, and author of Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving. Ms. Goyer is a passionate champion for caregivers. She has been a caregiver her entire adult life, caring for her grandparents, parents, and sister. Goyers keynote will draw from more than 35 years’ experience working in the field of aging. She will share her personal caregiving journey as well as practical, actionable tips for caregivers. She also will address navigating and finding strength and resilience while savoring the humorous and joyful moments along the way 

Donna Thomson

Canadian author and instructor on family caregiving, disability, and aging at McMaster University. Thomson is co-author of  The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiverwith Dr. Zachary White.Her presentation will include themes from The Unexpected Journey of Caring and practical insights gained from a lifetime of caring for multiple family members. Thomson cared for her mother, who lived with dementia, until the age of 96, and continues to care for her now-adult son, born with severe disabilities.  

Zachary White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communications at Queens University and co-author of The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver with Donna Thomson. Dr. White’s presentation will focus on communication practices that help people find meaning during challenging health and life experiences and ways to effectively communicate. He draws on his experience journeying with his parents during his mother’s brain cancer diagnosis, treatment, and subsequent death, and his academic research on care experiences 

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