Caitlin Burm

About Caitlin Burm

Caitlin Burm is a digital content editor and writer based in Phoenix. She currently oversees content at A Place for Mom and its affiliate websites, a position she's held since 2014. She is an advocate for enhancing care for seniors and volunteers her time providing support to local senior living communities. When she's not working with content, she's at the airport out exploring the U.S. with her daughter and husband. You can connect with her on Google+, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Brain-Boosting App May Detect Alzheimer’s

Brain-Boosting App May Detect Alzheimer’s

Do you have an iPad or iPhone? An app available on these two devices could detect and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about how Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, is working with game developer, Akili Interactive Labs, to determine if their “Neuroracer” app can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia in seemingly healthy senior […]

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Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Finding a gift for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is not always easy. Fortunately, there are Alzheimer’s gift guides and products that can help make your search stress-free. Learn more from these gift ideas for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Gift Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Searching for the perfect gift for a loved […]

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Alzheimer’s Documentary, “The Genius of Marian” Shows Struggles of the Disease

Alzheimer’s Documentary, “The Genius of Marian” Shows Struggles of the Disease

“The Genius of Marian” — a compelling documentary recently released on Netflix — follows one family’s complex journey through generations of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about the film, which provides an insider’s look at the stages of Alzheimer’s and a family’s struggle with the disease over time. Alzheimer’s Documentary, “The Genius of Marian” “The Genius of Marian” began as […]

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25 Lessons Learned from Alzheimer’s Caregivers

25 Lessons Learned from Alzheimer’s Caregivers

We are taught important life lessons every day, but the most memorable seem to come from those we love the most. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease teaches us many great unexpected lessons — both as caregivers and family members — that leave a lasting impression on our lives. We asked caregivers on our […]

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How to Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s on the Longest Day

How to Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s on the Longest Day

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Take the opportunity to show your support for Alzheimer’s disease this summer on the Longest Day, where thousands will come together to raise awareness for the disease. Learn more about how you can participate on June 20, 2016. About the Longest Day Five million people in the United States […]

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Can a Person with Dementia Draft a Will?

Can a Person with Dementia Draft a Will?

Assisting a loved one, parent or person with dementia in planning for the future can be difficult, but it is necessary. Time is of the essence, and the more time that passes after a dementia diagnosis means there is less time for that person to participate in the planning process. Learn more about how a person with […]

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Alzheimer’s Poem: I Am Still a Person

Alzheimer’s Poem: I Am Still a Person

I have Alzheimer’s, but just the same, Kenny Dale Lauer is still my name I may not remember who you are, But I know your special, at least so far. I cannot Speak, no words come out. But if I could I think I’d Shout. Sometimes I’m Sad, and shed a tear, Sometimes its, scary […]

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Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness on the Longest Day to Win

Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness on the Longest Day to Win

Alzheimer’s activists come together from sunrise to sunset over The Longest Day to raise awareness for the disease. How will you participate in this important event? Share your story to win. Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness on the Longest Day Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. It affects more than 36 million […]

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