Periodically I will add posts here if the sources provide additioanl informaiton on how to think about and deal with Dementia/ Alzheimer's Disease.


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Happy New Year 2016. With a new year comes new beginnings and sometimes endings. If I am personally progressing and if I am doing a good job in my grieving Gregory's death; if I have been able to learn my lessons in living and loving someone diagnosed with Dementia/ Alzheimer's; if I am to get on with my life ... I need to bring this Alzheimer's blog to an end since my writing has been dealing less with Dementia/ Alzheimer's and more with life after Dementia/ Alzheimer's.

Of course, I will always continue to work for and support fair treatment on behalf of people with Dementia/ Alzheimer's and may post here from time to time. Also, there are many wonderful posts here through which you may browse.

With this change, I will continue and reinvigorate my "michael a. horvich writes" blog which deals with grieving Gregory's death, life lessons, personal experiences, observations, memoirs, dreams, and humor in essay and poetry, as well as an attempt now and then at sharing a piece of fiction.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Beet Soup

The Lieberman Center is run under the CJE, Council for Jewish Elderly. One of the important features of the center, besides their excellent care, is that they serve only Kosher meals to the residents.

Aides are not allowed to toast residents bread on the Sabbath according to a sign in the kitchenette. Following the "no work on the Sabbath" law.

Saturday lunch and dinner (still the sabbath until sundown) is prepared ahead of time to follow the "no work on the Sabbath" law, so tonights dinner was borscht, cold salmon salad, sliced tomatoes, and a lovely challah roll.

As I was lifting the cup of cold beet borscht to Gregory's lips, I announced in a loud voice, "Borscht!" Isaac, our God son who was visiting fell into the routine also announcing, "Borscht."

Gregory just gave us both a look, then announced very clearly, "Borscht" and began to laugh. Both Isaac and I laughed with Gregory and many of the other diners looked in our direction wondering what we were so happy about.

It was the Borscht! Also, for the most part Gregory is non-verbal so his loud, clear announcement, done in a humorous vain, cheered us all!

borscht |bôrSHt (alsoborsch) nouna Russian or Polish soup made with beets and usually served with sour cream.ORIGIN Russian borshch .

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