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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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Loneliness May Increase Dementia Risk, Heart Attacks and Stroke by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A recent study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry has found that people who feel lonely are significantly mor ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s Symptoms Often Manageable without Drugs by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Alzheimer’s disease cannot as yet be prevented or cured. While there are some medications that may help some people with the symptoms of t ... Read on »
Showing Respect by Validating a Person With Dementia by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Validation of our loved one's reality is very often the most kind, respectful response to their altered world that we can provide. In orde ... Read on »
Life After a Dementia Diagnosis by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Most Alzheimer’s organizations have found that, in general, people are more afraid of a dementia diagnosis than finding out that they have ... Read on »
Elder’s Tears May Stem From Happiness by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Carol: My mother has had a series of strokes and lives in a good nursing home nearby. I do love her and I know she loves me, but her ... Read on »
National Healthcare Directives Day Reminder to Stop Procrastinating by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia If you are one of the millions of adult children who worry about your aging parents, National Healthcare Decisions Day, which is April 16t ... Read on »
Photo Albums and Memory Books Helpful When Visiting Elders by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Many people are reluctant to visit elders, whether they are in their homes or a facility, mainly because they wonder what they’ll talk abo ... Read on »
Looking to Other Countries for Alzheimer’s Care by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia While I wouldn’t even consider sending a loved one with dementia to a foreign country and effectively out of my caregiving reach to obtain ... Read on »
Lack of Dental Hygiene Linked to Brain Tissue Degeneration by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The strongest evidence to date that poor dental hygiene is linked to brain degeneration has emerged from a recent study at the University ... Read on »
Helping Hands: The Importance of COPD Resources for Caregivers by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Readers: COPD is an issue with so many elders that I wanted to present you with special information directly from the COPD Foundation ... Read on »
Blood Pressure Medication May Have Application for Alzheimer’s by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Angiotensin-converting enzyme, better known as a blood pressure lowering ACE inhibitor, is a naturally occurring protein found in tissues th ... Read on »
Exercise May Prevent Alzheimer's Because of Protein Produce by Effort by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Scientists have long accepted that endurance exercise can often improve cognitive function, especially in older people. While there is sig ... Read on »
Hospice Offers Quality End-of-Life Care for Alzheimer’s by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Carol: My dad has been in a local nursing home for several years. He has many health issues but advanced Alzheimer’s is his biggest p ... Read on »
Saturated Fats, Sugar Help Set Stage for Alzheimer’s by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Most of us know that saturated fats and simple sugars are not good for us. They increase the risk of heart disease. They increase   risk o ... Read on »
When Life Falls Apart Gratitude Can Help by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia ...Naturally, I’ve felt sorry for myself when bad things have happened. I’ve felt fearful when a crisis of some kind loomed. In other word ... Read on »
The Many Faces of Dementia: Knowing the Symptoms by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dementia is not a single disease. It’s a non-specific syndrome that affects cognitive areas of the brain that control memory, language, at ... Read on »
Shadowing in Alzheimer’s Sign of Fear, Anxiety by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Fear and anxiety are two disturbing symptoms exhibited by many people with Alzheimer’s disease. These symptoms are completely understandable ... Read on »
Elder’s Sense of Home May Shift with Time by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Most of us who've cared for people with dementia have heard the sad, repetitive lament, "I want to go home." If the person lives in a nurs ... Read on »
Virtual Dementia Sensitivity Training Program Receives Patent by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We can’t truly understand what others go through unless we have been in their shoes. Fortunately for caregivers, the inventive Virtual Dem ... Read on »
People With Dementia Sensitive to Caregivers Moods by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Carol: I’m a longtime reader and know that you’ve addressed this issue before, but now it affects my family. I’m hoping that my siste ... Read on »