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: 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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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
When Gregory and I moved into the condo this was our dining room table but for the most part we ate on the stools at the kitchen counter.
When we entertained, we would set the table as it sat against the wall and when dinner was announced, we would pull the table out from the wall. Easy peezy.
On a daily basis, Gregory used the table as his "office" and mine was in the bedroom. Slowly his table became a place for his collections as well. (I think he began collecting in response to and in deference to my collecting, which as you know is monumental!)
When we had more than four people to dinner, we started not wanting to clean off the table of all the collections. So we would leave it against the wall, sit four on the front facing the wall, and his collections) and one on each side. The table is large enough to easily accommodate six people in this way.
Finally, hate to admit it, we stopped entertaining more than four to sit down dinners. Too much trouble. If we were having more than four, we would do buffet which was much easier considering the ample counter space on the kitchen island and the wall counter behind.
When Gregory moved to The Lieberman Center, I made the Library Table my "high touch" place to read, be creative, etc with my "high tech" place still in the bedroom with computer, files, etc.
Over time, the Library Table has become a dust collecting collection collection. I wanted to make better use of it so have decided to move my computer out here, minimize my need for filing baskets, pen holders, messiness etc.
I plan on replacing my 9 year old computer with a new iMac 27" and the new 27" will not fit into the bedroom computer cabinet. Thus my "high tech" office joins forces with my "high touch" Library Table!
Everything will be stored in the filing cabinet end table next to the space. Supplies etc will be stored in my closet. Printing will be wireless as will backup and internet, so I hope to minimize equipment, cords, and electrical wires.
In the bedroom, in place of where the computer used to live, I am going to put a tall bookcase (never enough room for books) and create a reading corner with a comfortable chair, side table, and lamp.
When everything is in place, I'll add some photos. Meanwhile, I think I am going to love the new arrangement. As Pee Wee Herman says, "Then why don't you marry it?"