Minding Our Elders®

Writer on Caregiver and Elder Support

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, Carol wrote Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories, a portable support group for caregivers. 

Minding Our Elders is used as a college text for gerontology and nursing home administration classes. Bradley Bursack’s websites, www.mindingourelders.com and www.mindingoureldersblogs.com, include links to helpful agencies, articles rich with information and comfort, links to chat groups, and resources for caregiver, boomer, and elder needs. She works as a consultant on aging and caregiving issues.

Bradley Bursack’s newspaper column, Minding Our Elders, runs weekly, in print and on-line and she’s an expert blogger and community leader on Healthcentral.com/Alzheimers. Carol is currently writing her next book. 

Bradley Bursack has been interviewed on many national radio shows, including NPR's Talk of the Nation, Dr. Anne Hallward’s Courageous Conversations, and Senior Solutions, produced by Detroit Area Agency on Aging. She has been interviewed and quoted in magazines and newspapers as well as by major websites including Family Circle, North Jersey Media Group, The Leader-Telegram, Tampa Tribune, the Sydney Morning Herald, Next Avenue, Huffington Post Live, Salon.com, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Chicago-based Make It Better magazine.

A member of the National Caregivers Advisory Panel, the Caregiver Action Network (CAN), and the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals (NCHPP) she is also on the National Advisory Board of Sage for Aging and a co-moderator on the Facebook sites USagainstAlzheimer’s and Caregivers Committed to Wellness. 

Besides authoring Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories, Bradley Bursack is a contributing author to The Media Librarian's Handbook, (Facet Publishing, UK 2008), a contributing author to Dementia: Frank and Linda's story:  New approaches, new understanding, new hope (Lion-Monarch, March 2010), and content editor for Finding Joy in Alzheimer’s:  New Hope for Caregivers, by Marie Marley, PhD, and Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN  (US 2015). She was also asked to write a foreword for the second edition of Wishes To Die For: Advance Care Directives that Grant Caregivers Lasting Peace, by Kevin J. Haselhorst, MD, (US 2015).

Up To Date With Carol

  • Minding Our Elders is open to new clients​
  • ​Carol is working on her next book

Carol Bradley Bursack