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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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gay Pride Day 2015

I know this is a lot of photos but how can I not celebrate every minute of my love for this man over the last 40 years on this most amazing of amazing days in the history of the Gay Movement? On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court made same sex marriage, Gay Marriage, the law of the land. Now "Marriage is Marriage" no need to add adjectives! Many of my friends and acquaintances and hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans and millions of people across the United States will be marching in the Gay Pride Parade, I am with them in spirit, but I am at Lieberman today, holding hands with my love, my best friend, my soul mate, my husband, my Gregory.

March on Washington D.C. 1993

June 26, 2015

Our 25th anniversary

Racine Wisconsin on our annual Fallfeast with friends Chuck & John

Surf Street apartment, Chicago

Dressed alike and off to the disco!

Civil Union ceremony, Stowe, Vermont 2000

Marriage Ceremony in front of the Treasury Department
March on Washington D.C. 1003

Rocky Mountain National Park visiting Marilyn & Bill

Denver CO visiting Marilyn & Bill

New England Fall Leaves Tour 2000

Tuscany, Italy with Gay Family

Puerto Villarta

Rocky Mountain National Park

Goshen, IN visiting Gregory's mom and dad

Probably the earliest of photographs

Gregory's 50th birthday

Cold Water, MI at Gregory's brother and sister-in-law, Mark Sr. & Diane

Camping out with Monday Night Men's Gathering Group

At friends Stuart & John's house in California

At a Cirque de Soleil performance

Celebrating our Civil Union in Stowe, Vermont

Fall Leaves Tour in New England

Marriage ceremony at Treasury Building 
March on Washington D.C. 1993
Flowers from our Gay Family


807 Davis Evanston condo

807 Davis Evanston condo

Renee and Michael's wedding in South Carolina

At a Pivin Theater Galla Event

 Lieberman Center special luncheon invitation

 Lieberman Center out in the park with Peaceful the Bear

 Love that chocolate of any kind!

 Chanukah or Hanukkah 2014

 One of our favorite portraits

 I love you!

 Happy 66 birthday Gregory - July 4, 2014

 Apropos of our fading life together. (Tears)

With Peaceful the Bear


  1. What a love story in pictures - thanks so much for sharing them <3

    One question: what are your respective heights? #justcurious <3

    1. Thanks Susan! It was a joy revisiting them. For your curiosity: Gregory is 6'7" and I am 5'7".

  2. You've brought tears to my eyes once again. You guys are beautiful together

    1. Thank you Andrea. Your comment and kind words are much appreciated!


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