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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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Letting go

Thanks Daily OM, you did it again. As I have been dealing with Gregory's illness and getting Hospice in place my horoscope shows up to reinforce (in my eyes) my decision and to calm my emotions. While letting go of Gregory is emotionally painful, I know that intellectually it is the right decision and that wanting him to be with me, at any cost, is only being selfish. When you love, you know you need to let go. I hope that Gregory is able to stay with me a while longer and know that it will be his decision when to leave, but I do not want him to suffer or disappear into a state of nonexistence without death if possible. Time will tell.

April 26, 2015
Ease of Letting Go
Aries Daily HoroscopeYou could take things much more easily today, which may be because you feel like going with the flow. It might be that you are able to accept things in life as they are – perhaps because you know that the universe is taking care of you. Expressing your appreciation to the universe for everything that you have could make you feel an even greater sense of ease today. As you look around your life, you may want to assess what it is that you have. If you can think not only in material terms, but also in terms of the other gifts you have been given – family, friends, talents, dreams – you may see that there is nothing you really lack in your life. Understanding that you have everything and that the universe will always take care of you may help you to see that being grateful is a powerful way to let go of your struggles and simply reside in the abundance that defines your life.

When we learn to let go of our effort to have everything in our lives, we will realize that we already possess all that we need. Being able to release these desires lets us go along with the things that happen in our lives; instead of feeling that we need to hold on to a specific plan or thing, we allow ourselves to exist freely and unencumbered. By appreciating the bounty you have today, your life will be effortless and harmonious.

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