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


SCROLL DOWN FOR TEXT and BIBLIOGRAPHY from DAI WEBINAR 2/22-23/2017. You can also find this information on my website:

Even though this blog is now dormant (see info below) there are many useful, insightful posts. Scroll back from the end or forward from the beginning. My guess is that you could spend a lot of time here and maybe learn or experience a thing or two about living with and loving someone with Dementia/Alzheimer's or maybe come away with the feeling that "you are not alone" in YOUR work with the same!

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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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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween II

Gregory and I celebrated Halloween a day early today at Lieberman. Every holiday (Easter / Spring, Halloween / Autumn, Hanukkah / Christmas / Winter and once or twice during the summer) we give EVERYONE a treat as a thank you for all they do for Gregory. The THANKS are much appreciated. For Halloween I purchased eight buckets of 100 piece, individually wrapped red licorice and put the above label on three sides of the bucket. 

At each destination, I gave Gregory the bucket and "we" presented it to the department. Gregory got a lot of attention and thanks and love from everyone! The departments which received a bucket of licorice treats included: Front Desk, Personnel Offices, Staff Break Room, Laundry, Kitchen, Physical Therapy, Life Enrichment, and Fifth Floor Nurses Station. At the Nurses Station we added a two pound box of Frango Mint Chocolates.

You would be amazed, or maybe not, at how important it is to our helpers to get a little thanks, a little piece of candy, and a lot of love.

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