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 13, 2015

Controling the Uncontrollable

I was just talking with my therapist the other day about feeling somewhat gloomy about the suffering going on around me in the world with ISIS, and police violence, etc. He mirrored below saying, "there has always been suffering in the world." Then added, "It is what we do with it." When you read today's Daily OM horoscope for Aries, I would say it applies to all signs of the zodiac and could very well apply to all caregivers taking care of the ones they love.

March 13, 2015
Creating a Loving World
Aries Daily HoroscopeYour concern about the state of affairs in the world today could leave you feeling unsettled. Because of the care you have for others in your heart, you might be sensitive to the problems you see around you and may feel helpless to ease them. Reminding yourself that even though there has always been suffering in the world you still have the power to manifest more positive things through your thoughts and actions make help you feel a greater sense of control over the uncontrollable. Should you, for example, hear something that makes you feel gloomy, you might take a few minutes to send your love to that person and wish them well. Try to imagine them enveloped in a bath of your loving energy. Changing your focus so that your thoughts are positive and hopeful could make you feel better today.

Hope for our world begins with ourselves—. We can'’t control the world around us, but we can control our minds. Even though things may seem hopeless, if we can tune out the negative and set our minds on the positive, we will begin to have greater control over our reactions to world events. This is an important first step toward taking action to make our world a better place. If you can channel more love into your heart today and extend that love to others, you will alter the vibratory energy of our world subtly and pave the way to create more peace and optimism around you.

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