Ann Napoletan's blog

December 19, 2016 - Ann Napoletan

When my mother was alive, every year as the holidays approached I found myself struggling to come up with gift ideas for her. She was living with Alzheimer’s, and I wanted to get something useful that she would enjoy. Not something that would end up in a drawer or closet never to be seen again. However, as her dementia progressed, the options dwindled, requiring more and more creativity.

December 12, 2016 - Ann Napoletan

When your loved one is living with dementia, the holidays are bound to change. While this can feel very sad and like a loss, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. With each stage, consider creating new traditions or modifying old ones in a way that allows you to meet your loved one right where they are. My mom was always the center of our holiday celebrations. For as long as I remembered, she prepared a smaller version of the Italian Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. She made it look so effortless - I think she could have whipped up that beautiful spread in her sleep!

August 24, 2016 - Ann Napoletan

“Together we can magnify our voice. Validate our journey. Help others too.”   ~Meryl Comer, Caregiver, Advocate, and President, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative

So often, we, as caregivers, feel isolated, alone, and misunderstood. We talk, but is anyone really listening? Does anyone even care what we have to say?

February 10, 2016 - Ann Napoletan

Thank you, Ann, for this excellent and very personal recap of our recent Alzheimer's Talks with Dan Gasby. - Trish  

December 18, 2015 - Ann Napoletan

Ann Napoletan is a founder of UsAgainstAlzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, a member of both our Activists and Clergy Networks, and authors the blog "The Long and Winding Road though Alzheimer's." She also manages the Treasury Department for the nation's largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and services. Ann also lost her mom to Alzheimer's. Here she offers expert advice on managing what can be such a challenging time of the year. - Trish

February 12, 2014 - Ann Napoletan

With the approaching launch of two exciting new clinical trials, there’s a feeling of optimism in the air.

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