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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Monday, October 26, 2015

The More Than Ever Education Fund as of 11/01/15

A number of people have asked about what they can do to remember Gregory. Contributions may be made to:
The More Than Ever Education Fund (MTE.) Created by Gregory Maire and Michael Horvich and administrated by La Casa Norte, a non-profit supporting homeless youth and families. Make your check payable to La Casa Norte (MTE,) 3533 West North Avenue, Chicago 60647 or donate online at For more information e-mail Michael or leave a comment here.

The following contributions have been made to La Casa Norte in memory of Gregory. A very generous, gracious contribution total amount of  $2,770 has been given in his memory so far. Thanks one and all. You have made me, and Gregory in his new role, and the student's who have yet to receive the More Than Ever Education Fund's scholarships awards, very happy! Thank you!

Hank and Marilyn G
Joe, Cathy, Alex and Lily E
Domnic A
Barb B and Fred T
Amy and Michael S
Rita Me
Heidi S
Mark and Bonie M
Rita Mo
Robyn G
Rose B
Lisa and Gerald P
Barbara D
Luba A
Cheryl A
George P
Nancy G and Kenneth F
Roger Z
Anne S
Bronfman E.L. Rothschild
Laureen and  Kevin W
Kristina Tober
Daniel W and David K
Ken C
Scot L
Corinne P
Wendy S and James S
Robert and Floriana B-L
Dorothy J
Ken C
Robyn G
Michael S
Marc S and Alan H
Cash donations at the Memorial Party


  1. Thanks Susan. Still blogging. Still grieving. Still missing Gregory. And after 40 years it should be so!


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