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, November 25, 2015

Grieving and Wondering

  • Where does the ability to play Chopin's Ballad #43 go when a person dies?
  • Where does the knowledge to design a house that people see as beautiful go?
  • Where does the ability to choose colors and furniture for a room that are peaceful go?
  • How does the nurturing without qualifications go that came so easily?
  • How does the creativity in so many areas like music, art, design, etc disappear?
  • How does the culinary skill that helped prepared so many delicious meals retreat?
  • How does one account for a life well lived?

The physical evidence of Gregory's abilities, knowledge, creativity, nurturing, and skills continue to exist in form here and there around the condo and also in memory and imagination but the physical evidence of Gregory himself only continues to exist in photographs and in his Grandma Carrie's sewing box in the from of its basic element: carbon.

I have not created this quote but you may use it: Death like birth is one of the great mysteries of life.


  1. some mysteries are never solved. they remain mysteries always <3

  2. True but also mysteries remain mysteries until one becomes the mystery itself.


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