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 6, 2015


With Gregory at Lieberman Center, we have been celebrating more Jewish holidays than every before :-)

Here are a few photos from the Purim Mask Making Party. At Purim children dress up as characters from the biblical story.

Purim |ˈpo͝orimpo͝oˈrēmnoun
a lesser Jewish festival held in spring (on the 14th or 15th day of Adar) to commemorate the defeat of Haman's plot to massacre the Jews as recorded in the book of Esther.
Gregory back upstairs after the Purim Party.

Peaceful The Bear in his Purim Mask.

Gregory, happy as can be.

Sometimes Gregory looks "grumpy" even when he is having a good time.
Here he is with Katharine, Art therapist at Lieberman.


  1. Yes, I also find the same thing with mom – even when she's happy her face is often expressionless. Sometimes I think it's the drugs she's being given, other times maybe it's just the disease… But surely it makes the times that she smiles all that much more joyful.

    I love the bear with the mask :)

    1. Other times he is smiley and laughing for our entire visit! You are right about the down times making the up times even higher.


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