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, June 14, 2017


Received this e-mail and it provides many good sources of information.

Hello there,

My in-laws are some pretty amazing people. My father-in-law has gone above and beyond in taking care of his mother, who has late-stage Alzheimer’s. The progression of her disease has taken a toll on the family, but we have done our best to be as supportive as possible. What concerns me now is whether my father-in-law will succumb to the same disease. Should the time come when my father-in-law has Alzheimer’s, my husband and I want to provide him with as many options as we can when it comes to care and support.

Working for a senior-focused organization gives me a special perspective on caring for the elderly. And because every day I witness firsthand what our aging population copes with, I feel that we must do everything in our power to make their lives easier. I can tell that you are likeminded, and I think the following resources would be a great addition to your site. Can I trouble you to share them (maybe here: with your readers?

Thank you for all that you do for seniors.

All the best,