Let me introduce myself: I am Michael Horvich. I am a man, I am 70 years old. I am a 40+ year life partner to Gregory Maire. I am gay. I am always a son although my parents passed five and ten years ago, I am a brother, I am a brother-in law. I am an Uncle and a Great Uncle. I am a family member, a friend, a colleague, an acquaintance, and a neighbor.
First I want to give thanks, then I want to talk about dementia and how it affects a person, next I want to briefly look at Gregory and my being a same sex couple, and finally I will tell you my wishes for the future.
While Gregory and my journey with Alzheimer's for the last eleven plus years might be moving, might bring on a few tears, might cause you to think differently about Alzheimer's Disease, or any dementia for that matter, remember that our journey is just one of many.