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.

PLEASE NOTE:


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.


Please follow me there by clicking http://mhorvich.blogspot.com or click the link located on the right side of this page.


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Friday, February 17, 2017

DAI Webinar - 2/ 22 & 23 - Michael Horvich - "Alzheimer's: A Love Story"

DAI Webinar – February 22/23, 2017
DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER’S:
References/Resources

Michael A. Horvich - www.horvich.com - m@horvich.com

YOU CAN RENT ALZHEIMER'S: A Love Story at:
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

ADVANCED LIFE PLANNING AND DIRECTIVES
A Peace of Mind Life Begins with Planning Ahead

The Five Wishes
Worksheets including advance directives and planning
Created by “Aging With Dignity.”

http://www.goodendoflife.com
Good End of Life
Worksheets including 1) The Plan, 2) Advocates, 3) Hospital Readiness, 4) Caregiving guidelines, and 5) Last Words.

http://www.amazon.com
Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples 2016 (Updated often)
By: by Frederick Hertz Attorney (Author), Emily Doskow (Author)
Excellent guidelines for for Gay Couples and what needs to be in place at end of life.

Advance Life Directives and Planning


GENERAL SPIRITUAL
Living a Loving, Centered Life helps Prepare for Anything Which May Occurr

How to Love. Thich Nhat Hanh. 2014.

The Four Agreements. Don Miguel Ruiz. 1997.

Attitudes of Gratitude. M.J. Ryan. 1999.

There’s A Spiritual Solution To Every Problem. Wayne W. Dyer. 2003.

Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty and Change. Pema Chodron. 2013.



DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER’S
Each person experiences Dementia/Alzheimer’s in their own way but there none-the-less a universality of experience exists.

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss. Nancy L. Mace & Peter V. Rabins. 2012.

Please Take Me Home Before Dark: One Family’s Journey With Alzheimer’s Disease. Billie J. Pate & Mary Pate Yarnell. 2006.

What the Hell Happened to My Brain? Living Beyond Dementia. Kate Swaffer. 2016.


GRIEF
While living with Dementia/Alzheimer’s; there is a day to day loss grief, anticipatory grief, and as in all life eventually the grief in the death of a loved one.

Yoga for Grief and Loss: Poses, Meditation, Devotion, Self-Reflection, Selfless Acts, Ritual. Karla Helbert.

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief. Martha W. Hickman.1994.

BLOG & Two Pamphlets: Navigating GRIEF: A Beginners Guide. Anticipatory Grief: A Guide to Dealing With Impending Loss. Available at: www.whatsyourgrief.com


MICHAEL’S WEB SITE, BLOG’S & POETRY
Michael has been called a “Renaissance Man.” He shares many of his interests and links online.

SITE: Michael A. Horvich
Links to experience more Michael.

http://mhorvichcares.blogspot.com
BLOG: michael a. horvich cares about alzheimer’s
Informed by Michael and his life partner Gregory’s journey with Dementia/Alzheimer’s including anecdotes, observations, practical how to, life lessons, poetry, and more. Now inactive but archives over 1,250 posts which received +/- 110,000 hits since 2010.

http://mhorvich.blogspot.com
BLOG: michael a. horvich writes
Memoirs with observations, life lessons, anecdotes, fiction, creative non-ficion, at times fictin, poetry, dealing with grief, & more.

http://www.amazon.com
Sit With Me a While: The Collected Poetry 2000-2010
Sit With Me A While Longer: The Collected Poetry 2011-2013

YOU CAN RENT ALZHEIMER'S: A Love Story at:
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