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, October 13, 2015

Gregory's Memorial - Oct 11, 2015

Gregory's memorial celebration took place in the Community Room of our condo. More than 100 people attended and the energy level, conversation, sharing, reminiscing, et al caused the ceiling to raise up. 

People came and went, inside and outside, ate and noshed, coffee, hot tea, lemonade, ice tea, pastries overflowing and filling several tables.

People traveled from the neighborhood; Chicago as well as far north, west and south suburbs; Racine, WI; Ann Arbor, MI; Washington, D.C.; and Point Reyes Station CA. 

Groups represented Blood Family, Current Condo Family, Old Neighborhood Family, Jeromes Restaurant Family, Gay Family, Lieberman Family, The Lyric Opera of Chicago Family, La Casa Norte Chicago Family, my dentist, my yoga teacher/guru, my personal gym trainer, and probably a few others I apologize for not mentioning. 

These photos taken by myself, Ames Family, Manny, Skolnik Family, Halina, and others. More photos to come in a later post as taken by Jake. 

See below for a close up video of these photos of Gregory 

Manny, Robert, Naomi, and Howard: Lieberman Family

Michael, wearing his three strands of black pearls (plastic) and Manny with his proverbial sun glasses :-)

Reunion of Jerome's Restaurant Family

Some of our Gay Family

Good buddy Roger

Susan (in from California) joining guests on terrace.
Later it was full!

Michael with partners Kaye and Susan (from Ann Arbor, MI) Tracey and "my older aunt Delores"

Halina, our housekeeper of some twenty years ago, recently a caregiver for Gregory at Lieberman and again helping me keep the condo clean.  She used to be housekeeper for Danny and David as well

Sheryl, Larry, Halina, Michael, and God Daughter Whitney. Halina used to be housekeeper for their family as well.

Here is a video of the photographs of Gregory from toddler to today. It may take a little longer to load.

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