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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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 12, 2015

Lieberman Center Spring Carnival 2015

Michael and Gregory sponsored the carnival in honor of Michael's 70th birthday. Approximately 250 Lieberman residents, family, friends, and guests attended this gala event. Twenty five of Gregory and Michael's family and friends volunteered to run the games and refreshment counter and a dozen Lieberman and CJA volunteers helped residents move around the room.

Carousel music was playing in the background, the smell of freshly popped pop corn was in the air, over 100 colorful helium balloons decorated the community room, table top game tables were covered in gayly colored table cloths, kosher cotton candy and orange sherbet push ups were available as well as fruit punch.

Every player was a winner and could select two presents on the way out including Beanie Babies, key chains, bracelets, pens/pencils, boxes of Kleenex, bags of M&Ms, and more. A good time was had by all!

The Carnival Mascot: Peaceful Too

Sponsors Gregory and Michael

Gregory playing the "Beach Ball" game with Manny & Caroline.

Gregory playing the "Beach Ball" game.

Gregory having a great time at the Carnival.

Emily showing Gregory his photo.

Helpers Alma (5th Floor Activity Director) and Hanna (5th Floor Social Worker.)

Michael and Hannah.

Gregory and Manny (Private Care Aide, Friend, and Lifesaver!)

Larry sitting up the "Ring Toss" game.

Sharon and Michael at the "Jug Tumble" and "Duck Pond" game.

Sheryl and Sarah at the "Kissing Booth" and "Soccer Slam" games.

 Naomi at the "Luck Dice" game.

Robert at the "Clown Tumble" game.

Caroline at the "Beach Ball" game.

Cheryl at the "Ice Cream Scoop" game.

Howard at the "Fruit Match" game.

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