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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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Alzheimer's Prevention Includes Oral Hygiene by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Could getting your teeth cleaned regularly prevent Alzheimer’s disease? There are, of course, no guarantees, but there has been signifi ... Read on »
Unearned Guilt Intrinsic to Most Caregiving by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia If ever there’s a group of people who suffer deeply from unearned guilt it’s caregivers. Whether you’re the parent of a vulnerable adult, ... Read on »
Is Excess Iron a Missing Piece in Alzheimer’s Puzzle? by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Thirty-one people with Alzheimer's and 68 healthy control subjects participated in a study that used MRI scans to examine the hippocampus ... Read on »
Inability to Recognize Sarcasm Could Signal Frontotemporal Dementia by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Frontotemporal dementia is an umbrella term for a group of disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Th ... Read on »
Male Caregivers Need Their Own Support by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Traditionally, most men have a harder time sharing feelings and emotions than women do. They seek medical advice less often than women and ... Read on »
Are Adult Children Responsible For Parents’ Nursing Home Bill? by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Carol: Both of my parents are in a nursing home, so their once comfortable retirement savings will be depleted within another year. I ... Read on »
Maintaining Brain Cleansing System May Help Alzheimer's by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia ...The removal of waste from the body is an essential biological function with the lymphatic system , which is a circulatory network of or ... Read on »
Chronic Stress Increases Alzheimer's Risk by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The idea of chronic stress as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease isn’t new. In 2011, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychi ... Read on »
Do We Continue to Celebrate Valentine's Day When Dementia is Present? by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia During their last years, my parents' special days would be considered by some to be a fiasco, if the celebrations were judged by tradition ... Read on »
Cholesterol Management May Help Prevent Brain Plaque by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A recent study at the University of California, Davis found a distinct correlation between the development of amyloid plaque deposits associ ... Read on »
How to Provide Nourishment When Elders Only Want Sweets by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia As people age, their appetites often lag. Medications, pain, problems with teeth or swallowing, and the inability to taste certain flavors ... Read on »
Elders May Hide Dementia Symptoms from Their Doctor by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia ...The issues that are probably most often covered up are alcohol or drug abuse, but not far behind would be cognitive problems. It’s been ... Read on »
Outliving Friends Can Fuel Depression by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Carol: My mom is 87-years-old and is pretty sharp mentally. She has severe arthritis and high blood pressure but isn’t in bad health ... Read on »
Sleep Deprivation Can Be a Factor in Dementia by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I am acquainted with many people who have trouble sleeping because of physical pain, mental and emotional stress, sleep apnea and other ... Read on »
Communicating With a Person Who Has Dementia Takes Skill, Heart by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dementia may have robbed our friends or loved ones of their ability to understand their own environment, follow a sequence of directions o ... Read on »
Caregivers Challenged by Aggression, Agitation in Alzheimer's by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia often have the unsettling, frustrating challenge of trying to qu ... Read on »
Existing Drugs May Hasten Treatment Options for Alzheimer’s by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Are there drugs already on the market that may prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s disease? Some scientists think so. The latest study, reporte ... Read on »
Caregiving Relationships Topic of Interview with Carol Bradley Bursack by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The Senior Solution, a production of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging will air an interview with  Carol Bradley Bursack of Minding Our Eld ... Read on »
Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Book Informative, Readable by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Books published by the Mayo Clinic can be counted on to present medical information to the layman in a comprehensive yet readable manner. ... Read on »
Cognitive Training, Novel Reading Offer Lasting Payoff by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia A report from the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study has shown that training to improve the cogn ... Read on »