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, December 28, 2015

A Brainstorming Chart

May have posted this previously but just came across it today as I was cleaning up my computer files. Did this one day last year when I was feeling "down" and wanted to revisit my apologies to Gregory, and to list everything I could think of for which I was grateful. 

One thing I did not include was what a trooper Gregory was, always kind, calm, patient, loving, forgiving, etc etc etc.

Hope you can read this or enlarge it on your computer screen. If you cannot read the "small print" and would like me to send you a copy via e-mail or snail mail let me know.


  1. This chart could be useful for a number of tasks. Clicking and more clicking, depending on the browser one uses, makes it larger. I never thought to ask if you blog on a Mac or on a PC?

    Sometimes when I come here I just chose a subject in the sidebar and read. I clicked on Cemetery. When I read about sending the ashes to Lake Michigan, I was seriously reminded about the husband of one of my patients who handled the busywork of grief by taking the ashes of his late wife to scatter a handful on every golf course she ever made a hole in one, including St. Andrews in Scotland. He was the same man who made a snide remark about all the widows in town coming by to bring their little casseroles to an [in their eyes now] eligible man.

    1. I won't make a snide remark about being a widow(er) but all my friends feel the need to invite me over often and sometimes I would just rather be "home alone." They are well meaning and understand when I say, "Maybe next time." P.S. I have been on a "Mac" since they came out. I started working on my "Apple" early in the game because the school where I coordinate the program for Gifted (Smart) ones got a bunch and didn't know what to do with them. "Give 'em to the smart kids, they have time on their hands, and they will be able to figure out this new fangled machine!" I just recently purchased a brand spanking new 27" iMac for my new office in the living room (where Gregory used to have his desk.) When I get it a little more organized, I'll post a photo.


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