Caitlin Burm

About Caitlin Burm

Caitlin Burm is the manager of web content at A Place for Mom – a position she's held since 2014. She is an award-winning editor and writer who has written extensively about education, health and senior care, most recently at A Place for Mom and previously at Arizona State University and the City of Tempe, Arizona. She thrives on content strategy and storytelling and resides in Phoenix with her daughter and husband. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Can a Person With Dementia Draft a Will?

Can a Person With Dementia Draft a Will?

Last Updated: January 23, 2019 Assisting a parent or senior loved one in planning for the future with dementia 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 […]

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25 Lessons Learned From Alzheimer’s Caregivers

25 Lessons Learned From Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Last Updated: November 16, 2018 Although we are taught important life lessons every day, the most memorable come from those we love the most. Caring for a parent or senior 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 […]

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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

Last Updated: June 11, 2018 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 21, 2018. About the Longest Day More than […]

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Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Finding a gift for a senior 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 this holiday season. Learn more from these gift ideas for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Gift Ideas for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Searching for the perfect gift […]

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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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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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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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