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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Monday, June 8, 2015

An Exchange With An Important Friend

Good commentary on the drugs Michael.  I think drugs may be appropriate based on the patient's situation/behaviors.  Sounds like you've come to that conclusion too.

Saw the article in Orange County Register. Wish I could see the video.  Is it available anywhere?

Hope you are doing OK.  If you wrote that poem in this latest message, it is so honest and on target.  I still remember so much.  You will never lose the good memories--:)

Love and hugs,

Thanks Barbara as always for your feedback. 

Risperdal helped Gregory and now that he is getting a little too “agida” again, I think a small increase is the right decision. Actually have a “Care Conference” today with Social Worker and Head Nurse. 

Video will be released publicly but not for a while as it is being submitted to various film festivals and they all have “not previously shown or publicly released” clauses. You will be among the first to know when it is available. 

I am doing OK but as you know the hole that Dementia/Alzheimer’s tears in your chest never fully heals. 

I haven’t been writing much poetry because things with Gregory have been fairly calm. 

While the memories will always be there and will comfort me, I find that I still need to keep them under control so as not to overwhelm myself with despair. The poem slipped out last night during “one of those times.”


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