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Carol Bradley Bursack

"Minding Our Elders" columnist

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver and a nationally-recognized presence in caregiver support. She's the author of “Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories,” a longtime newspaper columnist and host of her blog at mindingoureldersblogs.com. Carol's an introverted book nerd, so you won't see her mugging in viral videos, but you can easily reach her using the contact form at mindingourelders.com.

Thanks to FDA approval, InForum columnist Carol Bradley Bursack notes that over-the-counter hearing aids are a new option for those suffering from hearing loss.
Columnist Carol Bradley Bursack responds to some of the things readers commonly ask about her writing and how she chooses topics.
Carol Bradley Bursack hears from a reader who feels they weren't given enough information about hospice and other alternatives as as their father went through cancer treatments.
Columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says lack of consistency can be hard for older adults who rely on strangers to come into their home to help them shower or do other daily tasks.
Columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says finding a primary care physician with a background in caring for older adults can be a big help.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack hears from a reader whose friend, a longtime caregiver for his wife with dementia, died by suicide.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says this is a chance for the longtime caregiver to concentrate on their own needs.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says distance makes keeping track of your parents' health harder, but barring dementia, they get to choose where they live.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack hears from a reader wondering how to respond when their spouse with dementia sees or talks with his long-deceased parents.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are ways to help a loved one suffering from aphasia, a disorder resulting from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language.