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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Monday, December 29, 2014

Flu Season

Even though Gregory had his flu shot, and me mine, we are both under the weather.

Mine started on Christmas Day.

Not sure when G's started.

Mine: fever 101+, cough, congestion, sinus burning, short breath, bloated, minor ache, chest pain, sleeping, dizzy.

Gregory's: according to head floor nurse, fever and chills. He will stay in bed all day today and have meals in room.

I have stayed in bed and not visited Lieberman since the day after Christmas.

Floor nurse informed me of Gregory's condition, that the doctor would visit again today, that on assisted living floors 6 and 7 they have begun quarantineing, and that everyone on 5 has received the Tamiflu Medicine. 

I have a call into my doctor and have Isaac around to help if needed.

I asked Manny to come in earlier and stay later during Gregory's illness.

The difference is that I can communicate my aches and pains and needs while Gregory cannot. I wonder if the flu is worse when you can gripe about it or when you don't know the difference, just that you don't feel right?

I am happy that Manny can spend more time with him.

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