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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Saturday, February 28, 2015

ANNOUNCING: A Documentary

Very pleased and excited to announce that Gregory and I will be featured in a documentary about our Journey with Alzheimer's as produced by a team of students from Chapman University in Orange, California including Gabe Schimmel who is the son of one of Gregory's college chums and one of Gregory and my favorite long time friends.

Gabe is currently studying film production with an emphasis in editing and is enrolled in program called Community Voices - a documentary filmmaking course that partners students with various non-profit organizations across Orange County and culminates in a 10-15 minute documentary film. 

The initial goal is to produce a short promo video that the organization can use for it’s own purposes, but the actual documentary is character - based and is not produced in conjunction with the organization - the only requirement is that it be related to the social issue/cause the organization is championing. 

His team has been partnered with the Orange County Alzheimer’s Association, and the team asked to make their documentary about Gregory and my story. Gabe says, "The way you've taken care of Greg is touching in way I can't quite describe in words, suffice to say that I think your story has to potential to inspire and give hope to a lot of people. I think we have the resources to do your story justice, and I think it's a story that needs to be told."

Once the films are completed they don't just stay in the classroom - they run on PBS and screen at various film festivals, how exciting is that?


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    1. Thanks Steffani. The documentary has gone on to be accepted to over 90 film festivals worldwide and won over 35 awards including the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival.


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