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Carol Bradley Bursack

Fargo, North Dakota
Over the span of two decades, author, columnist, consultant and speaker Carol Bradley Bursack cared for a neighbor and six elderly family members. As a result of this experience, Bradley Bursack wrote "Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories," a portable support... Full Bio
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"I'm Still Here" a Must Read For Those Interested in Alzheimer's by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia If compassion could be personified, John Zeisel, Ph.D. could be in the running for the visual image. His book, "I'm Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzhe ... Read on »
"Personal Positioning for the Caregiver" Offers Great Pep Talk by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Personal Positioning for the Caregiver: Ways to stay mentally healthy while caring for your patient, by Jill Gafner, is a highly personal account of Gafner’s ... Read on »
"Stages of Senior Care" Excellent Overall Reference by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The book Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions, came to me from two sources, one copy from our local Home Instead franch ... Read on »
‘Life with father’ more evidence that men are stepping up to the caregiving plate by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Let's put an end to the whining about men not taking on the caregiver role. While it's true that the majority of our elders' caregivers are women, the percentag ... Read on »
‘Over 90 and Loving It’ glorious look at aging well by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Much of what we read in the news is about how to care for our aging elders, many of whom are living their last years sadly diminished. However, there are remark ... Read on »
‘Take Me Home from the Oscars’ offers a strong message about living with chronic illness by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia No matter our age or state of health, most of us want to look and act as though we are well. Indeed, for many people, looking and acting “normal” is nece ... Read on »
“Alzheimer’s Daily News” Great Source for Studies and More by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia AgelessDesign.org is one of several organizations, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch, which I cover ... Read on »
“Alzheimer’s Daily News” Great Source for Studies and More by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia   AgelessDesign.org is one of several organizations, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch, which I cove ... Read on »
“Alzheimer’s in America” informs the mind; captures the heart by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia "I spent most of my life under my grandmother’s roof…She was the love of my life…The disease took her mind away…She never really understood I was becoming a p ... Read on »
“Daughter Trap” Bold and Informative by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Readers: I received a book in the mail that definitely lives up to the accompanying press release. “The Daughter Trap: Taking Care of Mom and …You,” is ... Read on »
“Families on the Brink” and Eldercarelink.com: talking with our elders about choices by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Since the oldest baby boomers started turning 65, we’ve had a blizzard of newspaper articles and TV shows about what is popularly called the “Silver Tsunami.” T ... Read on »
“In-laws, Outlaws and Granny Flats” beautiful, practical guide to intergenerational... by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia While I’ve been aware that many more families than in the past were looking for ways to care for aging parents within the home, or to simply save on exte ... Read on »
“Lessons in Loss and Living” Helpful Tool for Coping with Grief by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia  The only way that I’m aware of to avoid grief is to never feel love. Since most of us wouldn’t choose to go through life never loving, we will likely, a ... Read on »
“My New Granny” Helpful for Children Affected by Grandparent’s Alzheimer’s by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Alzheimer’s is a family disease. Not only does it affect the person with the diagnosis, it affects the spouse, adult children and even the grandchildren. My d ... Read on »
“PhotoVoice Project” Unique Way to Ease Stigma of Dementia by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Minding Our Elders Readers: This project is so unique and, to me has such promise, that I want to give it national attention through posting the press rele ... Read on »
“Share Why You Care” contest entries are all winners by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers, you did it! You wrote your stories to inspire others and to help lift their days. You voted for the stories that moved you the most. You’ve picked t ... Read on »
“Share Why You Care” Contest Underway: Help Others by Telling Your Story by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia   Eldercarelink wants to know your story. We want to have others who share the caregiver journey to know your story, as well. To give you a platform for telli ... Read on »
“Ten Glorious Seconds” tender and real by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Many of us who have loved someone with dementia have experienced what I call “moments of clarity,” during which the person who seems lost to dementia suddenly “ ... Read on »
“Understanding Well-being in the Oldest Old” highlights culture change in eldercare by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Decades ago, few people lived to be 85 years old, or older. However, now, the fastest growing segment of our population is a group of people often referred ... Read on »