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Minding Our EldersŪ
Support for caregivers and older adults

With Support, Caregivers Can Weather Criticism from Outside Sources
by Carol Bradley Bursack
23 Jan 2019 at 2:01am

Family caregiving is more of an art than a science. Most people who take on the challenge of family caregiving do the best that they can under their unique circumstances, yet, they often receive criticism, sadly even from other caregivers. How can family caregivers who are already doing so much for their loved one(s) weather criticism from outsiders about how they provide care?

View the slideshow about caregivers and how they can weather criticism from people who don't understand:

Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver

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Dementia Bootcamp Training Increases Caregivers' Empathy
by Carol Bradley Bursack
22 Jan 2019 at 2:01am

Goggled, hobbled, isolated by headphones, I am guided forward. We finally reached the top step. The woman holding my elbow didn't have much to say. I was hungry for the sound of an unfiltered human voice, but I had to concentrate so hard on climbing the steps, as my sight was distorted by the goggles, that I probably wouldn't have heard much, anyway. Besides, these headphones were isolating.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about this caregiver's experience in dementia boot camp:

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How Caregivers Can Think Like an ER Doctor
by Carol Bradley Bursack
21 Jan 2019 at 2:01am

Family caregivers provide many functions for their older adults or spouses, from transporting them to a social event to encouraging healthy habits. Caregivers can also find themselves in a cycle of bouncing from one emergency to the next. Juggling crises is a significant part of what we do, so learning how to handle these situations is helpful. Emergency physician Kevin Haselhorst, M.D., an expert in advance care planning, speaks to patients, family members, and healthcare providers about advance directives, palliative, and end-of-life care. Here are some of his tips.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about how caregivers can think more like ER doctors in order to survive and thrive as caregivers:

Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver

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Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol  

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