FOR GREGORY

Periodically I will add posts here if the sources provide additioanl informaiton on how to think about and deal with Dementia/ Alzheimer's Disease.

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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.


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tapestry

The Life Enrichment and Art Therapy Departments at Lieberman, for today's Sunday Entertainment, had a "Kickoff Party" for the Lieberman Tapestry Project. Residents and family and friends were invited to drop off items to be included in a huge tapestry which will be hung in the community room. Request was for clothing scarves, craft supplies, photos, mismatched jewelry, small knick-knacks, stuffed animals, etc.

From 2-4:00 many residents and family members, including Gregory and me, cut clothing into long strips, began weaving materials into frames, visited, and ate Girl Scott cookies and punch. The project will continue until the end of the summer when there will be an unveiling of the finished project. 

These are some of the old shirts, jewelry, and bears
that Gregory and I donated to the project. 

This is a sample of what the weaving might look like.

This is another sample.

This frame was built and ready to go when we arrived.
I cut the Gregory's shirt into strips.
Another resident, Marsha, wove what you see here.
Gregory enjoyed being part of the action and ate Girl Scout cookies.

A close up of our shirt and the weaving.


2 comments:

  1. This is SO COOL!!! I love this idea. Love love love. Sharing on my FB page.

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    1. Thanks Susan. It is a lovely way to involve so many people in a project that is representative of a community. The organizers also had a form onto which they stapled pieces of the materials you donated and there was room for you to write any significant (or not) comments like, "This is Gregory's favorite shirt that he wore every Christmas. He has outgrown it now but it lives on!"

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