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Carol Bradley Bursack, Founder


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I'm an author, blogger, columnist and speaker and consultant who can be reached by email at carolbursack@msn.com.

Biography

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 online, and she’s an expert blogger and community leader on Healthcentral.com/Alzheimers. She has also contributed to scores of other websites over the last decade, the most frequent being Agingcare.com.
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 and 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, The Daily Progress, Chicago-based Make It Better magazine, and many other outlets.

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).
Bradley Bursack is currently working on a book that will not only provide continued support and advice for caregivers and elders but will encourage readers to fight for family caregivers who, often through great sacrifice, are saving taxpayers billions of dollars by putting off, or even eliminating, the need for formal care.

Interests

Family, senior and caregiver advocacy, reading, writing, staying in tune with music and literature.