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, May 22, 2015

An E-Mail from Amazing Susan


I’m about 1 million blog posts behind in commenting on your blog, they’re all in a queue in my inbox… I try to do too many things!

Anyway, sorry about that, I will get them eventually – hopefully it will be in this lifetime.

I just had to write and say that your thank you speech moved me to tears. I started to cry basically in the first paragraph and didn’t stop. I will make the comment on the post itself of course, and I thought I would take a few paragraphs out and create a blog post on my alzheimers story with a link to the full post on your blog of course.

But before I do that, I wondered if the documentary is available online? Because it sounds amazing, and I would like to either put it in my post or provide a link to it. If it’s not available online, is there a way to make it available online in the very near future? What can we do to make this happen?

 I am in complete awe of you and Gregory and I’m so glad that we have had the chance to connect. This disease is tragic, but there are so many treasures and gems to be found  Including new friendships and growth and deeper self-awareness.

Thank you so much for all you do.  I hereby make you an honorary amazing woman :P -  that’s kind of like being knighted by the Queen :P  or a Queen if you prefer :P


SusanSusan Macaulay

Writer, editor, coach, blogger, creator


Hi. Thank you so so much for your kind, supportive comments. Yes, the documentary experience was yet another “once in a lifetime” of which I have been fortunate to have had a number. And yes there are so many gifts that Alzheimer’s gives if you can be at peace enough to see them. Thanks for the honorary knighting. Can you imagine a Queen knighting a Queen (although I do not behave like one:-)

Yes the documentary will be available publicly and on my blog … but not for a while yet. The team will be entering it into a number of Film Festivals and the festivals all have strict rules about “previously seen” materials. I will discuss this further on a blog when I get the chance. 

You are more than welcome to quote my “Thank You Speech” or any other of my writing with a link for others to read the entire thing on my blog. I will be doing this more rather than printing an entire post so the poster gets “hit credit.”

Finally, just started a new facebook page called ALZHEIMER’s: A Love Story to "document the documentary" and to begin posting some of my blog materials. I also hope to do an e-book like you did!

All for now,


  1. I'm officially famous! :P

    Can't wait till the documentary is available online… And I will eventually get around to using bits and pieces of your speech – I'm more behind than ever ;)

    1. You are more than famous! You are loving, caring, considerate, dedicated, articulate, etc etc. And aren't the busy ones always behind?


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