FOR GREGORY

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

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


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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THIS WAS THE FINAL POST TO THIS SITE BEFORE IT WENT DORMANT.


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 27, 2015

Documentary Birthday Day 5

This footage was taken by the documentary crew at Lieberman as we celebrated with Gregory my 70th birthday. This interaction with Gregory is what I call one of our "Monumental Momentary Miracles." 

Sorry to say that Gregory has a bad cold and cough so he looks pretty out of it! You can hear the hoarseness in his voice. 

When he is tired or ill, his back posture and neck seem to give way. But as difficult as this may be to watch, I love being able to see it again on demand.



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  1. How wonderful. And lovely to hear both OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICES. I DON'T KNOW WHY THIS IS ALL OF A SUDDEN TAPING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, BUT THERE YOU GO… PLEASE IGNORE THE CAPITAL LETTERS :-)

    IF ANYTHING, YOU WILL BE GRATEFUL TO HAVE THIS VIDEO, EVEN IF NOTHING ELSE COMES IN…

    THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO <3

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    1. Was another (and I will use caps on purpose) MONUMENTAL MOMENTARY MIRACLE!

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  2. PS: I KNOW YOUR TEARS. I HAVE Shed THE VERY SAME ONES. BUT IT'S OKAY. <3

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    1. Thanks Beth. I appreciate your visiting my BLOG and commenting. Feel free to spread the word if you know anyone out there who might benefit. Thanks again.

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  4. Life IS big. And you handle it all so gracefully.

    Pat

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  5. A little piece of actual magic. Tears, hugs, and love from Chris Petersen

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    1. Thanks Chris. Sharing this with you makes me feel good.

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  6. So happy to be able to see this, Michael. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. It was hard to watch and yet just beautiful too. Love you. Cousin Linda xoxoxo

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    1. Cousin, You have been and are always supportive! I appreciate you.

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  7. What a lovely birthday gift. All my love to two guys who inspire me.

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  8. This is beautiful, Michael! What a blessing to have a recoding that you can watch millions of times. You're a wonderful man. I'm glad you and Gregory have each other.

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  9. Beautiful!!! We all cherish these monumental moments. As my dad says, "it is a blessing to wake up every morning." Best from all of us. -Bonnie

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  10. Thank you for sharing this part of your lives with all. I know how difficult it was for me to even talk about my mother's declining days with Alzheimer's. Charmaine

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    1. Thanks Charmaine. Being open about Alzheimer's in this day and age is easier I think as it becomes more and more understood and experienced. Gregory and I have always been open about who we are and about Alzheimer's. Thanks for the kind words.

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  11. Michael, you and Gregory are admired for your strength and
    courage through your journey. I think of you every day, blessings
    to you both, Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. Your words mean a lot to me!

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  12. My heart is touched and moved by your amazing nuturing of Greg and others at Lieberman. With much love, nephew Scott.

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    1. Thanks your for kind words Scott. Glad you were able to spend some time with Gregory on your and Jodi's recent visit to Chicago.

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