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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Friday, March 20, 2015

As The 70th Birthday Approaches

The birthday itself will be understated and calm on March 27. My birthday has become a time to be more retrospective and pensive because of Gregory’s not being here with me like he used to, my mom’s passing on my birthday (which I still consider a blessing that she began her next journey on the day she started mine,) and the fact that I am turning 70 (dealing OK with that but still…)

The lead-up will be hectic and amazing with 1) the carnival at Lieberman and 2) the arrival of four students who will be staying with me at the condo (one of whom is the son of dear friends, John and Maureen) from Chapman University. 

The kids are 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. 

They are partnered with the Orange County Alzheimer's Association and Gregory and I will be the subject of their documentary with a focus less on the sorrow and more on the love that continues to sustain both of us.

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