Alzheimer's Disease

9 Tips for Visiting Elders at Home or In a Facility


Schedule Visits around Their Routine

Smile and Identify Yourself

Use Appropriate Body Language

Avoid Saying “Do You Remember?”

Be Sensitive To Energy Levels

Encourage Them to Control the Conversation

Come Bearing Gifts

Children and Pets Can Be Welcome

Keep Visit Brief

Take Away

Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack


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