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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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Community Voices is a social issue documentary film program that links Chapman University documentary film students with Orange-County based organizations. Each semester, groups of students produce short character-driven portrait films that highlight causes the partner organizations aim to serve. The films are then used in the outreach and fundraising campaigns of these organizations, and are distributed via PBS broadcast, online streaming, educational distributors, and festival release. Community Voices films have won numerous festival awards and accolades, and have been seen by tens of thousands of television viewers in Southern California. Please join us as we celebrate these students and partner organizations. The screening will be followed by a panel with the filmmakers and a reception featuring delicious, FREE food.

ALZHEIMER’S: A LOVE STORY by Amanda Le, Gabe Schimmel, Riani Astuti, Monica Petruzzelli

Organization: Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County

Alzheimer’s: A Love Story follows Greg and Michael as they struggle with a disease that is actively eradicating the memory of a beautiful relationship 40+ years in the making, and deals with the pain, confusion, and love felt by everybody involved

INSIGHT, by Bryce Cyrier, Ben Weber, Eric Colonna, and Jackson Smith

Organization: Blind Children’s Learning Center

A film about Debi Worstman, who struggles to navigate the challenges of living in a rural area as a blind person.

VOICES FROM ORANGE COUNTY: UNDER THE PEEL by Hannah McDonald, Nelson Tracey, and Emiliana Ammirata

Organization: NeighborWorks

This film features voices from Orange County discussing the income gap in this county, both the wealthiest one in the country and the highest homeless rate.

SPIRIT by Alexandra Blum, Michael Stanziale, Brenna Foley, Julie Martorano

Organization: Coast Spirit Athletics

Two girls and their families figure out how to deal with their disabilities at the varying stages of their lives: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. They are brought together by a special needs cheerleading team, where a day of competition challenges them to unite and to learn to live with spirit everyday.

WASTED by Vikalp Joisar, Duane Peterson, Dhwani Patel, Savannah Lew

Organization: Waste Not OC

Hannah McDonald volunteers to eat only food that has been wasted for five days in order to bring attention to the amount of food waste in Orange County.

OYSTER by Krysta Mortland, Adam Hahn, and Zach Stanton-Savitz

Organization: Trout Unlimited

A film about the fight to sustain the oyster industry in the context in an ever-changing America.

With many thanks to The Dhont Family Foundation for their generous support of the Community Voices initiative. Contact for any questions.

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