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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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14 Phrases To Guide You through the New Year by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Guilt is counterproductive. Yes, occasionally there's a valid reason to feel guilty. If so, do what you need to do to make amends for what ... Read on »
2010 Begins with New Hope For Woman With Dementia by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Leah, my friend and colleague, has vascular dementia. I often share her remarkable posts with you. Here is one she wrote on look toward the New Year. "This ... Read on »
3 Reasons Siblings Often Don't Help with Parent Care by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia ...Caregiving can grow from just running a few errands for the elder into a full-time job. Many people have quit paying jobs, or not accepted a promotion, in or ... Read on »
4 Excuses Siblings Give for Not Helping with Caregiving and How to Respond by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Unfair as it may seem, even in families of many adult children, one sibling generally becomes the primary caregiver for the aging parents. In many families, suc ... Read on »
5 questions for first-time caregivers by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiving isn't for wimps. If you've never been the primary caregiver of a vulnerable person, particularly an elder, there are several questions you should ask ... Read on »
5 questions new caregivers should ask themselves by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Many of us dove into caregiving with full hearts and no planning, then ended up sustaining this life-altering mode for months and often years. But at some point ... Read on »
5 Reasons Why Assisted Living May Be the Best Solution for Your Loved One by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Elders often say they want to stay in their own homes. They've lived there for decades and see no reason to move. However, many times their neighborhoods have ... Read on »
5 Technologies I Would Have Enjoyed During Earlier Caregiving by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia One type of technology that I found invaluable at the time – and still do – is the personal alarm. I subscribed to a personal alarm servic ... Read on »
50 Plus Web Site Eons Releases State of Longevity Report by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Eons.com is not only fun, but it's informative. A site dedicated to those 50 and over, they are always looking out for their demographic.  The have now released data from ... Read on »
6 New Discoveries in Alzheimer’s Research by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia  There are countless studies being conducted in the rush to find a way to better understand and prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease. Even ... Read on »
8 tips that can help caregiver burnout by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia During those heavy years, I didn't exercise like I did when my kids were young. I ate junk food. I was too tired to care. None of this was good. My sister tease ... Read on »
9-year study concludes preventing or managing diabetes prevents cognitive decline by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia As far back as 2006, the New York Times was reporting on  the deepening link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease . Now, new results from a study led by res ... Read on »
A Blog With Soul: For Those Some Would Say Are Not Whole by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Clay Cotton, an interesting man with a colorful past, once a great pianist who was stricken my MS in 1990, has the most upbeat soul one can imagine. Many would have consid ... Read on »
A Book To Spark Conversation and Thought about the Dying Process by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We will all die. If there is any one truth, that is it. Our culture has, in my opinion, done its best to ignore this fact and pretend we can avoid, through medical interve ... Read on »
A Caregiver’s Personal Story: Getting Into a Dementia Patient’s Head by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dad was adamant. He was waiting for his medical degree to come from the University of Minnesota and wondered why it was taking so long. I did what I usually did, and waite ... Read on »
A Caregiver's Road To Understanding by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia In the Kansas City Star, Jim Albrecht writes, "AS I SEE IT: Appreciation for those who watch over loved ones," about his learning curve as a caregiver. He was an out-of-to ... Read on »
A Classic Children’s Book on Aging and Memory by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia   When my children were young, we went, once a week, to the public library where we'd check out up to 30 books at a time. I had a special system for keeping track of the ... Read on »
A Crafty Answer to Mobility Needs by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Lynn Lancaster Gorges started her Creative Caregiver business after discovering that her sewing skills could brighten the generic, bland world of her stroke impaired mothe ... Read on »
A Family Meeting Place – Free on-line by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia You may have noticed, on the right column of the blog under Family Meeting, a link to CareCentral’s site. It’s a family meeting place that I recommend you check out. CareC ... Read on »
A Free Direct Care Guide by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Michelle Munson-Mccorry, of Complete Compassionate Care, was kind enough to send me this excellent PDF titled " Knowledge and Skills Needed for Dementia Care - A Guide for ... Read on »