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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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Paris Revisited



Watching the YouTube video above brings back memories of one of the greatest adventures of Gregory and my life but also a deep sadness. In re-living these adventures, and being able to feel Gregory walking besides me, I feel like travel and discovery by myself will never be as joyous again. At least not for now.

In 2005, Gregory and I spent ten days in Paris. At that point Gregory was three or four years into the diagnosis of Dementia/Alzheimer's but he was doing pretty well.

We joined, last minute, on a trip that friends Chuck and John had been planning. We got so excited hearing about their plans and at the potential of spending time with them in Paris, not to mention being in Paris at all, that within three days I was able to arrange all the details: free miles first class on Lufthansa Airlines and an apartment on Isle du le Cité overlooking Notre Dame Cathedral (located just around the corner from Chuck and John's apartment. It was a trip that was meant to be.

During part of the trip we did things together with Chuck and John and at other times, we went on our own adventures.

Click here to see our photos of Montmartre.

Another of the many highlights of our trip to Paris, and probably the most significant was a visit to Vaux-leVicomte which had been a life long ambition of Gregory's.

Click here to see our photos of Vaux-le-Vicomte



2 comments:

  1. yes, wonderful memories can also be bittersweet… <3

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    1. Have just begun being able to revisit some of our past. Yes, bittersweet, thanks.

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