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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Saturday, October 10, 2015

You You, Me Me, Wa Wa Wee

Our friend Pat took this video of Gregory. 

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In an e-mail yesterday, she explained: "It's from July. We were fooling around with singing & you can hear him respond to me by going lower & lower. Even though he was not looking at me, he obviously heard me & responded. I think it was the same visit I got him going & he sang "you-you-you" (or yoo-yoo-yoo"  & then, when I said playfully that I liked that song, especially since it was all about 'me,' he launched into the opposite, a song "me-me-me."  Or at least that's how I interpreted it."

For some wonderful reason, Pat and Gregory and Gregory and Pat built such a huge bond in the short time they knew each other. 

At Lieberman, he loved his time with Manny his private care helper and friend, was a pleasantly surprised to see long time friend and housekeeper Halina at his side, was always happy to see me, and always pleased to receive visitors. 

But the reception he gave Pat always seemed to be the largest of all with verbal "Wonderful" or "Oh My Oh My" or "WaWaWee!" She was probably the most loyal friend in her bringing Gregory treats and surprises and visits.

I am grateful for Pat who defines what a true friend can be.

3 comments:

  1. Manny here: indeed true, his eyes suddenly become moist and embracing when he recognizes Pat is around...sometimes the recognition takes a little while but he shows the same tender crying welcoming reaction ..sad, my. Ph video player doesnt open the vid

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    1. It may take your computer to play the video. A few people have mentioned that it does not open on their phone. Sorry.

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  2. Michael, you make it easy to be a good friend, and so did Gregory

    --Pat

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