Carol Bradley Bursack

Caregiver, patient expert

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at www.mindingourelders.com.

Conditions Covered:Alzheimer's Disease

Latest by Carol Bradley Bursack

Are You a Depressed Caregiver?

Feel like you’re letting everyone down? Have you become isolated? Carol outlines these ways and more that might signify you’re depressed as a caregiver.

8 Tips for Coping With Anxiety as a Caregiver

Hobbies, journaling, exercise, can all help when handling anxiety as a caregiver. Carol shares these and more tips.

When the Caregiver Has a Chronic Condition, Too

While you’re caring for others with chronic conditions, you’re not immune to one yourself. Some days you are forced to push through caring for others, while you yourself are suffering.

Grief: The Way to Continue on Is to Work Through It

Dr. Gail Gross, Ph.D., doctor of education and nationally recognized family, child development, and human behavior expert, author, and educator talks about how to deal with the grief and massive life changes after losing a parent.

What to Get for Mom When She Has Dementia

You struggle internally about whether you should even go through the motions of celebrating mom when she won’t understand what you’re doing. But there are ways to celebrate her that will make a difference.

Living with a Positive Outlook Despite a Dementia Diagnosis

Although no amount of positive thinking will make dementia go away, negative thinking is risky for your overall health, while positive thinking has multiple health benefits.

Fresh Outlook Can Help Caregivers

It’s common for caregivers to feel stressed about constant changes as well as numbed by the sameness of needing to focus on the care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Cyber Safety for People Living With Dementia

Helpful tips to help older adults, especially those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, keep personal information secure when on the internet.

Do You Feel as Old As You Are? A Grandmother and Granddaughter Discuss Life and Aging

Are you afraid of dying? How do you want to be remembered? Is there anything that you really regret or wish you did differently when you were younger? What do you hope to live to see? Ann Simpson, 81, talks to her granddaughter, 21, about aging and h...

Top Apps for Caregiving and Dementia Care to Make Life Easier

Smartphones and tablets have become an integral part of modern life, and they can even help caregivers and their loved ones living with dementia.