Ann Napoletan

About Ann Napoletan

As a freelance writer, Ann combines her passion for eldercare with her love of the written word. Having lost her mother to Alzheimer's Disease, she is a passionate advocate for research and awareness. Ann graduated with honors from Franklin University with a degree in Business Administration and works as a finance professional for a Fortune 500 company. Her interests include blogging, photography, reading, and travel.

Can Coconut Oil Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Can Coconut Oil Prevent Alzheimer’s?

For many of us who have experienced Alzheimer’s firsthand, there is no greater fear than having the disease ourselves one day. But, recent studies suggest that some organic foods and products like coconut oil may be able to prevent dementias like Alzheimer’s. Maintaining Brain Health to Prevent Dementia We’re always reading the latest tips on prevention – […]

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Super Food: Let’s Talk Turmeric

Super Food: Let’s Talk Turmeric

I have to admit, when I was asked to write a post about turmeric, I had no idea how much it has been studied in terms of helping with everything from arthritis to migraines to Alzheimer’s! Turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is often found in curries and other spicy dishes from India, Asia, […]

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How Can Montessori Methods Help Alzheimer’s?

How Can Montessori Methods Help Alzheimer’s?

Most often associated with early childhood education, the Montessori Method of teaching was developed at the turn of the 20th century by Dr. Maria Montessori. This child-centered (or person-centered in the case of Alzheimer’s) approach relies heavily on muscle memory as well as use of the five senses to stimulate various parts of the brain. […]

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Leading the UK in Dementia Advocacy

Leading the UK in Dementia Advocacy

I don’t remember exactly when I first heard the name Norman McNamara, but at the time I’m sure I couldn’t have imagined the magnitude of his work.  Norrms, as his friends call him, was diagnosed with early onset dementia at age 50. In the five years since his diagnosis, he has done more to educate […]

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Angel’s Perch: A Film About Alzheimer’s – and Life

Angel’s Perch: A Film About Alzheimer’s – and Life

The recently released independent film, Angel’s Perch, was undoubtedly a labor of love for J.T. Arbogast and his wife, Kimberly Dilts.  Produced in affiliation with the West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, it is loosely based on Arbogast’s family; his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004. A charming little spot about 180 miles […]

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Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials: Is Ignorance Really Bliss?

Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials: Is Ignorance Really Bliss?

One of the biggest hurdles in the fight against Alzheimer’s and related dementias is finding willing participants for clinical trials. These studies are critical to developing viable treatments, but they obviously require dedicated subjects in order to move forward. It’s something I definitely think about – would I be willing to participate in a study […]

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National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s: What’s the Latest?

National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s: What’s the Latest?

The Department of Health & Human Services recently released their first major update to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. The Plan went into effect in May, setting a lofty national goal of effectively treating or preventing Alzheimer’s by the year 2025. 12 Month Progress Check of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s This […]

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