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.

Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Music Therapy For Dementia: Awakening Memories

Many of us have either heard or seen the incredible effects that music can have on people with dementia. Learn more about the Music & Memory Program, a non-profit organization bringing personalized music to seniors to “vastly improve [their] quality of life.” Thus far, the program has provided iPods to over 140 residences in North America. The Music & Memory […]

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How Can Pets Benefit Alzheimer’s?

How Can Pets Benefit Alzheimer’s?

No matter how unpredictable the day has been, I can count on one absolute constant in my life; when I walk in the door, my sweet Yorkie will greet me as if we’ve been apart for months. Bad or good days, rain or shine, my little buddy will be beside himself with excitement to welcome me […]

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6 Online Alzheimer’s Resources You Shouldn’t Be Without

6 Online Alzheimer’s Resources You Shouldn’t Be Without

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming. These online resources provide community support, tips and resources to help you get the information you need. Online Alzheimer’s Resources You Shouldn’t Be Without Ask anyone close to Alzheimer’s what some of their predominant emotions are on a daily basis, and you’ll hear words like […]

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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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