About the Author
For over twenty years author, columnist and speaker Carol Bradley Bursack cared for a neighbor and six elderly family members. As a result of this experience, Bursack 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. Bursack runs the award-winning Websites, mindingourelders.com and mindingoureldersblogs.com which include links to helpful agencies, articles rich with information and comfort, links to chat groups, and resources for caregiver, boomer and senior needs. Bursack writes an elder care newspaper column which runs weekly, in print and on-line. She is Editor-in-Chief of ElderCarelink.com. She is an expert blogger and community leader on OurAlzheimers.com and the forum moderator and a regular contributor to AgingCare.com. Bursack has been interviewed on many national radio shows, including Mr. Eldercare, Today's Author, The Ron Ross Show, and The Parent Care Show. She has been interviewed and quoted in magazines and newspapers around the world, including Family Circle, Quick and Simple, North Jersey Media Group, The Leader-Telegram, Tampa Tribune and the Sydney Morning Herald. She also speaks on caregiving issues to groups of all sizes. Bursack is a member of AARP, CAPS (Children of Aging Parents), the National Caregivers Advisory Panel, the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) and the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals (NCHPP). As an expert in her field, she is featured in Montclair's Who's Who in Heath and has written hundreds of articles for national publications. Bursack is also a contributing author to The Media Librarian's Handbook, (Facet Publishing, UK 2008) and contributing author to: Dementia: Frank and Linda s story: New approaches, new understanding, new hope, (Lion-Monarch, March 2010).