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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Friday, August 14, 2015

Not A Day Goes By

I just got home after spending the entire day with Gregory. Manny was on a religious leave so I helped Gregory with lunch, shaving, brushing his teeth, and napping.

Then we exercised to "Abba" and we just smiled and laughed through the entire session. Got more accomplished using music and calling it dancing: no exercise, no stretching, no pushups, no jumping jacks; just plain old Disco Dancing.

Then we watched some TV, I ran out and got some Sushi as a treat (and as a break in the day for me) which Gregory really enjoyed for the first time in some 20 months.

Next a little more napping, I reclined his wheel chair and napped also on his bed.

Next was dinner and finally parking him in front of "The Wizzard of Oz" and taking my leave until tomorrow morning.

Now home and coming down from an engaged, love filled, hectic day; I didn't need to do this to myself but the song came across my Facebook, by Sondheim as sung by Bernadette Peters. So now, cry a few tears with me.



NOT A DAY GOES BY

Not a day goes by,
Not a single day
But you're somewhere a part of my life
And it looks like you'll stay.
As the days go by,
I keep thinking, "When does it end?
Where 's the day I'll have started forgetting?"
But I just go on
Thinking and sweating
And cursing and crying
And turning and reaching
And waking and dying

And no,
Not a day goes by,
Not a blessed day.
But you're still somewhere part of my life
And you won't go away.
So there's hell to pay.
And until I die
I'll die day after day
After day after day
After day after day
After day
Till the days go by
Till the days go by
Till the days go by
Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/stephen-sondheim/not-a-day-goes-by-lyrics/#RCfZZgwsTyly6Ohd.99

2 comments:


  1. Your blog from 8/14 really resonated. I do admire you so for being such a good caregiver, writer and incredible guy altogether.

    Love and hugs,
    B

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  2. Yay! :) From Amazing Susan

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