As production intern at WGBH's Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, I pre-interviewed guests Logan Wells and Chad Burns, booked Chad Burns' studio recording at WXXI, cut the audio segment, and wrote the web post.
A loved one's memory loss is one of the most painful experiences for family caregivers, who care for the 5.7 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Logan Wells was about 12 when his grandmother was diagnosed. The Lexington-based teen joined several family members and friends in her round-the-clock care. But, Logan quickly realized that their homemade system was too confusing. So he turned to technology, taught himself how to code and developed CareZare, an app some caregivers now rely on.
Logan Wells —Twenty-year-old Lexington, Mass., native and creator of the CareZare app.
Chad Burns — Retention manager for Benefit Resource Incorporated, and longtime CareZare app user.