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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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tear Time

It's tear time again. Will they ever stop?

Just found out that a dear friend has been diagnosed with Dementia/ Alzheimer's. She is much older than Gregory when we received his diagnosis, and I am sorry she has to deal with this and wish her the best that can be until she decides to "go home," but it causes me to relive my sorrows of the last twelve years with Gregory and the possibilities that she and her family are just beginning to travel. So the tears.

I am honored that the family trusted me with this information and that they have enlisted my advice which I will give lovingly and freely. But I know it will bring my sorrows to the surface again as I share what I have experienced and what I believe to be true in helping my friend live as productive a life as possible. Remember, "Lie Down and Die or Hunker Down and Live!"

Utmost in my mind is the advice from my blogger friend Kate that one needs to continue to live as big and as loud as one can; work around the changes and not to let the diagnosis bring you down.


  1. yes, and there are many blessings to be found as well:


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