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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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lieberman Center Thank You Party and Celebration of Gregory

Today we held a thank you party for the residents, family members, administration, Life Enrichment, nursing, CNA's, housekeeping, security, food services, laundry services, and other staff I am probably forgetting to mention at the Lieberman Center to thank them for all the help and love they give to Gregory during his 20 months living on the Special Memory Care Unit.

It was held on the main floor in "The Nosh." Refreshments included many kinds of cookies, cakes, chocolate toffee, brownies, MandM's, red licorice, Tootsie Rolls, Mini Snickers-Babe Ruths-Butter Fingers-Peanut Butter Cups, fresh fruit, hot coffee and tea, ice tea, and lemonade.

Approximately 150 people attended and the accolades, compliments, stories, and love for Gregory continued to pour out from everyone who attended. He was so loved by so many who could tell the gentle, kind, compassionate, patient, loving person he was.

Here are some photographs of the event as taken by Manny. Faces of residents are blurred for privacy reasons.

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