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: 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.
Please follow me there by clicking http://mhorvich.blogspot.com or click the link located on the right side of this page.
Finally, COMMENTS are always important to me and you can still comment on the posts on this blog! CLICK "Comments" and sign in or use "Anonymous." Leave your name or initials if you wish so I'll know it's you? Check the "Notify Me" box to see my reply to you.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
An Appeal To You
This Alzheimer's Blog continues to get 100+ hits a day. In June it will be 5 years old and with over 1087 posts, it has received 51,000+ hits. That is quite amazing to me.
It is read by people all over the world which is even more amazing! I truly appreciate that so many people are reading and following the blog and I hope that my writings have served to inform family and friends of Gregory's and my journey with Alzheimer's and that other readers have found the information useful, comforting, uplifting, supportive of their own journeys.
Of 51,000+ hits, there have been 348 comments left. I know that most people do not comment on any blog, I know that many family and friends have sent me separate e-mails in support. This amounts to point 7 percent or .07% of the readers who have commented.
What I would like, is to see many more comments made showing me that you are actively involved with these posts. You can sign in as "anonymous," or if you have an account on other services. You can add your name to the anonymous comment if you choose (or not!)
Your comment can be heart felt, deep, tear or joy filled ... or ... just something like, "I am with you." or "Thanks!"
It would make me feel very good to get these comments and I promise that I will reply to all that I receive. If you check the little box that says "Notify Me" you will get an e-mail letting you know that I sent a reply. That way we can complete the circle of communication.
SO HERE'S TO YOU AND LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!