Health knowledge made personal

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
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
Going Public with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Sadly, even after years of work to educate the public about any illness that affects the brain, a stigma remains. No matter that most, if n ... Read on »
Option of Hospice Care Freeing for Many by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia People who read my work on a regular basis know that I am grateful to hospice for the care of both of my parents. Without the skilled, comp ... Read on »
10 Tips to Ease Alzheimer’s Sundowning by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Many people who have Alzheimer’s disease experience times, generally as daylight fades and evening approaches, when their symptoms intensif ... Read on »
Where Is the Line Between Caregiver Stress and Burnout? by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Every person who becomes a caregiver will have unique personality traits, yet we nearly always share certain feelings and experiences as we ... Read on »
Dementia Caregivers Grief Soul Deep, Defies Labeling by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When a beloved elder dies, we may have varying reactions, frequently changing moment by moment. Naturally, there’s grief and the realizatio ... Read on »
Mother’s Personality Change Upsetting by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Carol: I’ve been providing care for my mom for several years, first in her home and then in an assisted living facility. Mom was alway ... Read on »
Making Tough Decisions As a Caregiver by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia ..If you've developed a healthy respect for your own worth you will likely suffer less from guilt. When you are faced with having to place ... Read on »
Individual Attention Important According to Alzheimer's Feeding Study by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It’s natural for caregivers to worry if their loved one is getting sufficient nourishment. People with dementia are often a challenge becau ... Read on »
Mental Enrichment Can Delay Alzheimer's Symptoms by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For years researchers have tried to understand the impact and significance of a person's education level on the development of Alzheimer's ... Read on »
Acceptance of Change Vital Part of Alzheimer’s Caregiving by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia ...While my Dad's dementia was instant, most dementias develop over time. Yet, the end result is the same. The people who love them are for ... Read on »
Nighttime Snacks Stop Some Alzheimer's Wandering by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Elderly people often eat more food when they are on a program of frequent, smaller meals than the standard three larger meals a day. Availa ... Read on »
Preventing Alzheimer’s Related Wandering by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Wandering can occur during nearly any stage of Alzheimer’s, though people in the later stages of the disease are often the most at risk for ... Read on »
Dad with Dementia Insists Mom Is Alive by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Carol: My dad has had Alzheimer’s disease for more than six years. Two years ago, Mom died and he seemed to accept it, though with dee ... 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 ... Read on »
Positive Coping Strategies May Help Slow Alzheimer's by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia For the most part, I’ve always been a “glass half full” person. Even during very trying times, I try to find the good in what’s happening, ... Read on »
Elders’ Loss of Appetite Challenging by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Adult children often worry about their aging parents’ eating habits. Sometimes the elders live alone and don’t feel like cooking or even go ... Read on »
Bilingual Ability May Protect Against Alzheimer's by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia ...Joe’s experience of growing up in a home where a language other than English was hardly unusual since, historically, the U.S. has been p ... Read on »
Study Focuses on Knowledge Based Impairment by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Alzheimer’s disease studies that focus on the earliest stage of the disease, which is mild cognitive impairment (MCI), have typically focus ... Read on »
Alzheimer's and Lewy Body Dementia Often Confused by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia According to the Lewy Body Dementia Association , LBD is highly under-diagnosed, partly because it shares some characteristics with the mo ... Read on »
Education, Support Help Caregivers Cope by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dear Carol: My mom has recently been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. She’s had Parkinson’s disease for several years, but was doing well ... Read on »