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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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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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sumi Paintings

As some of Gregory's skills departed, we were always looking for new, interesting things that he could do. He began working with friend, teacher, mentor Nancy Rosen and was very prolific in his abstract, color and form, paintings. He had a show at Lincolnwood Village Gallery and also at Lieberman. I will repost those paintings here in the future.

Meanwhile, I rediscovered a number of Sumi Paintings that he did during 2009. He loved working with the black Japanese ink and various brushes to achieve these effects. I am amazed, in looking back at them, at how varied the intensities, shapes, and lines are. Most of the paintings are abstract but a few feature objects. He used a book to help him learn about Sumi so some of the "figures" may mean something in Japanese.


  1. Wow! These are awesome! The fourth and fifth from the bottom as well as the seventh, eighth, and ninth from the bottom look like japanese calligraphy if the pictures are turned vertically.
    So beautiful.
    So Gregory.

    1. Yes. He may have copied some of the calligraphy appearing ones from the book he was using to learn about Sumi.


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