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Carol Bradley Bursack

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Untangling How to Care for Our Elders with Carol Bradley Bursack

The Whole Care Network

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 EgosanCares.com 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 HealthCentral.com for over 14 years and for Agingcare.com 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, Salon.com, 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.Besides authoring Minding Our Elders Carol is a contributing author to Dementia: Frank and Linda's story: New approaches, new understanding, new hope and content editor for Finding Joy in Alzheimer’s: New Hope for Caregivers, by Marie Marley, Ph.D. and Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN (US 2015). Bursack wrote 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) as well as for Caregiving Both Ways by Molly Wisneiwski (August 2019). She is also a contributor to an anthology edited by Marita Golden titled Us Against Alzheimer’s: Stories of Love, Family, and Faith (September 2019) 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.Read Carol’s AlzAuthors Post: https://alzauthors.com/2016/06/10/meet-carol-bradley-bursack-author-of-minding-our-elders/Start reading Minding Our Elders now! Link https://amzn.to/3ahhW3a(Note: We are an Amazon Associate and may receive a small commission from book sales.)Connect with CarolWebsite: https://mindingourelders.comBlog: https://www.mindingoureldersblogs.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/MindingOurElders/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MindingOurElders/Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindingourelderPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mindingourelder/pins/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindingourelders/Each season our podcast brings you six of our authors sharing their dementia journeys. Please subscribe so you don’t miss a word. If our authors’ stories move you please leave a review. And don’t forget to share our podcast with family and friends in need of knowledge, comfort and support on their own dementia journeys. AlzAuthors is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization totally reliant on donations to do what we do. Your generosity will help cover our many operating costs, which include website hosting and maintenance fees, service charges to keep things running smoothly, and marketing expenses to promote our authors, expand our content, improve our reach, and more. Our ongoing work supports our mission to lift the silence and stigma of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. To sustain our efforts please visit https://alzauthors.com/donate/ .Thank you for listening.

1hr 13mins

26 Apr 2021

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Untangling How to Care for Our Elders with Carol Bradley Bursack

AlzAuthors: Untangling Alzheimer's & Dementia

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 EgosanCares.com 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 HealthCentral.com for over 14 years and for Agingcare.com 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, Salon.com, 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. Read Carol’s AlzAuthors Post: https://alzauthors.com/2016/06/10/meet-carol-bradley-bursack-author-of-minding-our-elders/ Start reading Minding Our Elders now! Link https://amzn.to/3ahhW3a (Note: We are an Amazon Associate and may receive a small commission from book sales.) Connect with Carol Website: https://mindingourelders.com Blog: https://www.mindingoureldersblogs.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MindingOurElders/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MindingOurElders/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindingourelder Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mindingourelder/pins/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindingourelders/ Each season our podcast brings you six of our authors sharing their dementia journeys. Please subscribe so you don’t miss a word. If our authors’ stories move you please leave a review. And don’t forget to share our podcast with family and friends in need of knowledge, comfort and support on their own dementia journeys.  AlzAuthors is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization totally reliant on donations to do what we do. Your generosity will help cover our many operating costs, which include website hosting and maintenance fees, service charges to keep things running smoothly, and marketing expenses to promote our authors, expand our content, improve our reach, and more. Our ongoing work supports our mission to lift the silence and stigma of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. To sustain our efforts please visit https://alzauthors.com/donate/ . Thank you for listening.

1hr 13mins

26 Apr 2021

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XZRS: Carol Bradley Bursack - Minding Our Elders

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Minding Our Elders - It is the mission of Minding Our Elders to shine a light on the isolation often felt by caregivers and seniors and to give them a voice. The book Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories was written to support the work of family caregivers. Founder and owner of Minding Our Elders Carol Bradley Bursack assures caregivers and seniors that they aren't alone. Through speaking and writing, she strives to truly carry the message that help is available for them. Carol Bradley Bursack's Minding our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories is a portable support group, a reminder you aren't alone. Each story about caring for the elderly is self-contained; each person telling his or her story knows your pain in watching a loved one suffer, the joy of giving of oneself, and the emotional and physical exhaustion of the whole experience. It is an intimate and powerful resource for caregivers, filled with true stories about seniors and aging parents.

45mins

29 Aug 2020

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XZRS: Carol Bradley Bursack - Minding Our Elders

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Minding Our Elders - It is the mission of Minding Our Elders to shine a light on the isolation often felt by caregivers and seniors and to give them a voice. The book Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories was written to support the work of family caregivers. Founder and owner of Minding Our Elders Carol Bradley Bursack assures caregivers and seniors that they aren't alone. Through speaking and writing, she strives to truly carry the message that help is available for them. Carol Bradley Bursack's Minding our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories is a portable support group, a reminder you aren't alone. Each story about caring for the elderly is self-contained; each person telling his or her story knows your pain in watching a loved one suffer, the joy of giving of oneself, and the emotional and physical exhaustion of the whole experience. It is an intimate and powerful resource for caregivers, filled with true stories about seniors and aging parents.

45mins

28 Aug 2020

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XZRS: Carol Bradley Bursack - Minding Our Elders

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Minding Our Elders - It is the mission of Minding Our Elders to shine a light on the isolation often felt by caregivers and seniors and to give them a voice. The book Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories was written to support the work of family caregivers. Founder and owner of Minding Our Elders Carol Bradley Bursack assures caregivers and seniors that they aren't alone. Through speaking and writing, she strives to truly carry the message that help is available for them. Carol Bradley Bursack's Minding our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories is a portable support group, a reminder you aren't alone. Each story about caring for the elderly is self-contained; each person telling his or her story knows your pain in watching a loved one suffer, the joy of giving of oneself, and the emotional and physical exhaustion of the whole experience. It is an intimate and powerful resource for caregivers, filled with true stories about seniors and aging parents.

45mins

28 Aug 2020

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Episode #6: Caregiving With Carol Bradley Bursack

The Whole Care Network

As an author, blogger and advice columnist Carol has spent over 25 years caregiving.  We spoke about some of her caregiving journey and the lessons she learned along the way, the importance of having compassion for your loved one, as well as for yourself, the sadness that comes with being a caregiver and the resilience to get you through - you can find all of that in part 2 of my interview with Carol Bradley Bursack

42mins

13 Feb 2020

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Episode #6: Caregiving With Carol Bradley Bursack

Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers

As an author, blogger and advice columnist Carol has spent over 25 years caregiving.  We spoke about some of her caregiving journey and the lessons she learned along the way, the importance of having compassion for your loved one, as well as for yourself, the sadness that comes with being a caregiver and the resilience to get you through - you can find all of that in part 2 of my interview with Carol Bradley Bursack

42mins

13 Feb 2020

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XZRS/XZBN: Carol Bradley Bursack - Minding Our Elders

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Minding Our Elders - It is the mission of Minding Our Elders to shine a light on the isolation often felt by caregivers and seniors and to give them a voice. The book Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories was written to support the work of family caregivers. Founder and owner of Minding Our Elders Carol Bradley Bursack assures caregivers and seniors that they aren't alone. Through speaking and writing, she strives to truly carry the message that help is available for them. Carol Bradley Bursack's Minding our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories is a portable support group, a reminder you aren't alone. Each story about caring for the elderly is self-contained; each person telling his or her story knows your pain in watching a loved one suffer, the joy of giving of oneself, and the emotional and physical exhaustion of the whole experience. It is an intimate and powerful resource for caregivers, filled with true stories about seniors and aging parents.

45mins

21 Dec 2019

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Dr Magda - "Minding Our Elders, Finding Ourselves" with Author & Advocate Carol Bradley Bursack

Dr. Magda Podcast

Another story in our caregiving series... this time with author Carol Bradley Bursack, who has been listening to older adults and their caregivers for a few decades now... focusing on the feelings and experiences of new caregivers, who come to caring for older parents suddenly, and who often feel like they've been thrown into hot water. It's worth a listen as Carol's advice is timeless and common sense... if you have questions email us at drmagda@doctormagda.com

44mins

21 Aug 2019

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Michael Maidmont on Senior Food Bank Use & Carol Bradley Bursack on Holiday Loneliness

Zoomer Week in Review

Christine Ross fills in for Libby Znaimer.The face of hunger is changing in this province. Seniors are twice as likely to use a food bank regularly compared with other visitors. Libby talks to Michael Maidmont, CEO of the Ottawa Food Bank, to look at the factors behind the dramatic 10 percent bump in visits by older Ontarians.And – Christmas can be a difficult time for many, but it’s particularly challenging and lonely for seniors. Libby talks to Carol Bradley Bursack to explore some ways to help navigate the holidays to bring cheer to older loved ones in the family, no matter where they live or their level of health.

19mins

9 Dec 2018

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