The Candid Caregiver

The Candid Caregiver (TCC) is a safe place for all caregivers, of any condition area or caregiving level, to go for candid yet professional guidance. Questions will be answered, tough topics will be discussed, and the caregivers will ultimately have a place where they, themselves, feel cared for. No topics are off the table. Ask your questions and share your stories on social media using the hashtag #TheCandidCaregiver.

TCC's lead caregiver and author is Carol Bradley Bursack, a veteran family caregiver with more than two decades of experience.

Conditions Covered:Caregiving, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Healthy Aging, Cancer

Latest by The Candid Caregiver

How to Help a Loved One Maintain Dignity With Incontinence

If you care for an aging parent or spouse, it can be difficult to talk about incontinence. But finding the right products and asking a medical-equipment professional to help can ease the burden for them and for you.

How to Plan for Your Loved Ones’ Dying Wishes: Insight From an ER Doctor

When the time comes to either save your loved one, or let them go, are you prepared to honor their wishes? This ER doctor shares his experiences with patients, and why you should let them go.

10 Things People With Dementia Wish Their Caregivers Knew

Ever wish you could peer inside the brain of your loved one with dementia? Carol Bradley Bursack helps caregivers understand the thoughts of those with dementia.

"I Want to Go Home:" Guidance for Caregivers of Persons With Alzheimer's

It's one of the most heartbreaking statements Alzheimer's caregivers hear. Carol Bradley Bursack gives expert advice on how to respond.

The Spectrum of Alzheimer’s: An Interview With Gayatri Devi, M.D.

No two people with dementia are the same. Tune into this interview with neurologist and author Gayatri Devi, M.D. to learn about championing persons with Alzehimer’s while supporting the caregiver in a challenging role.

The Services That Will Help Seniors and Ultimately — Caregivers

You can’t do it all on your own — caregiving is like a full-time job. These services are great for taking the load off — whether it’s having groceries delivered, getting a “Lyft,” or even having medication delivered — every tiny bit of help… helps.

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Caregiving for Someone Living With Alzheimer's

Mistakes are inevitable when caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's. Some are more avoidable than others. Here are guidelines to avert the most common mistakes.

12 Tips to Help if You're Caring for Your Spouse

Caregiving is a tough job no matter who it’s for — but when you’re caring for your spouse, it can be especially challenging, not to mention heart breaking. We recognize this tough transition in your relationship and wanted to give you some tips.

Ask for Help With Caregiving: Your Marriage May Depend on it

You may have been through some tough times in your relationship but heading into years of caregiving for your parents can test your marriage more than anything you've experienced. Here are some ways to cope — and keep your marriage in the forefront.

Caregiving With Humor and Honesty

Sometimes, with all the heart-heavy situations that being a caregiver brings, you just have to find a way to through it. Laugh through the pain and hardships — and do it with the person you’re caring for. That’s what author Laura Mansfield did — and then she wrote “Geezer Stories” so we can all laugh together.