Untangling How to Care for Our Elders with Carol Bradley Bursack

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Untangling How to Care for Our Elders with Carol Bradley Bursack

April 26, 2021

Untangling How to Care for Our Elders with Carol Bradley Bursack

Today’s guest is Carol Bradley Bursack, an author, columnist, consultant, and speaker who provided care to a neighbor and six elderly family members over the span of two decades. This experience led her to write Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories, a portable support group for caregivers that is also used as a college text for gerontology and nursing home administration classes. Her websites Minding Our Elders and Minding Our Elders blog, include links to helpful agencies, articles rich with information and comfort, links to support groups, and resources for caregiver, boomer and elder needs.

Carol also works as a consultant on aging and caregiving issues. Her newspaper column Minding Our Elders has run weekly for over 15 years, both in print and online. She is the spokesperson and writer for Egosan Products, where she writes the column “Ask Carol” on their website and manages their social media. She also moderates a paid forum for Dr. Leslie Kernisan’s website Better Health While Aging. She has written for for over 14 years and for for 10 years. 

Carol is frequently interviewed on national radio shows, including NPR’s Talk of the Nation; Senior Solutions, produced by Detroit Area Agency on Aging; and Wisconsin Public Radio. She’s routinely interviewed by newspapers, magazines and on major websites, including Reader’s Digest (Digital), Next Avenue,, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The USA Today Network, the Chicago-based Make It Better magazine, The Upside of Aging, Booming Encore, US News &World Report, Market Watch, and more.

She is a co-moderator on the Facebook sites USagainstAlzheimers and Caregivers Committed to Wellness, as well as a contributor to Caregivers Companion and Joining the Dots on Alzheimer’s.

Carol is currently working on a book that will include her signature support for caregivers and elders. The book will also delve into the many changes that have occurred in caregiving over the last two decades. She plans to include chapters on living well until we die, death with dignity, with more revealed as the book evolves. 

In this episode we discuss caring for our loved ones with dementia by entering their world, managing medications, and the trials and tribulations of long term care.

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