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 as a way to humanize, for students, the family caregiving experience. Bradley Bursack’s award-winning 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 senior needs.
Bradley Bursack works as a consultant on aging and caregiving issues. Her elder care newspaper column, “Minding Our Elders,” runs weekly, in print and on-line. She's an expert blogger and community leader on HealthCentral/Alzheimer’s and the forum moderator and a regular contributor to AgingCare.com.
Bradley Bursack has been interviewed on many national radio shows, including NPR's Talk of the Nation, The Ron Ross Show, The Parent Care Show, 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 and by major websites around the world, including Family Circle, Quick and Simple, Heart Insight (American Heart Association), North Jersey Media Group, The Leader-Telegram, Tampa Tribune, the Sydney Morning Herald, WebMD, Next Avenue, Huffington Post Live, Diabetes Focus and Salon.com. She also speaks on caregiving issues to groups of all sizes.
Bradley Bursack is a member of CAPS (Children of Aging Parents), 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.
As an expert in her field, Bradley Bursack has written over two thousand articles for national publications. Besides authoring "Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories," she 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 honored to write the 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).
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