Posts Tagged ‘Love Story’

An LGBT Love Story – A Love Story is a Love Story is a Love Story

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Talks with

Michael Horvich Who Cared For His Husband

Tuesday – Sept. 11th, 2018 at

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London 

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Today on the show Lori La Bey talks with Michael Horvich who beautifully shares his love story with his husband Gregory who developed dementia.  Michael will set the stage of their long-term relationship and how they dealt with Alzheimer’s disease and held onto their love for one another throughout the journey.  The LTGB community (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender)is one of many communities being underserved around the world.  Although great stride have been made and progress has started, more needs to be done for all dealing with dementia.  If you have a dementia story , product or tool to share please reach out to me.  All voices are welcome.

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Contact Information for Michael Horvich:

Website:  http://www.horvich.com

Michael’s Bloghttp://mhorvichcares.blogspot.com

15 Minute Documentary on Michael & Gregory:  http://www.horvich.com/Site/DOCUMENTARY.html

Michael Writes Blog: http://mhorvich.blogspot.com

Michael’s Collection of Poetry:  https://tinyurl.com/y9q5r7s5

Additional Resources:

The Alzheimer’s Association: Info for LGBT

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Today our Dementia Chats Experts, those diagnosed and living with cognitive impairment, discuss what they would like to see their communities provide them to show they are truly a “Dementia Friendly Business or Communities.”  You will find great tips for businesses and communities to consider.

Our experts today are: Michael Ellenbogen, Laurie Scherrer, Bob Savage and Truthful Loving Kindness. Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates the conversation. Lori can be reached at or visit Alzheimer’s Speaks website.

Voices of Those Diagnosed with Dementia

Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners both family and friends as well as professionals and advocates. Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012.

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Ode To Annie – A Journey Of Love and Dementia

I am so proud of George Seiler for sharing his deep love for his wife Annie.  George and Annie were such a gift to not only to all of our members and facilitators at Arthur’s Memory Cafe, Minnesota in general but the world as a whole as they shared their life, their love and their insights of living graciously with dementia.

Lori La Bey, founder  of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Ode to Annie

By George Seiler

Her Smile

From across the floor

a warmth engulfed me

from a distant smile.

The smile neared,

The warmth grew.

I flushed, then stiffened.

From the smile a hand extended.

The touch connected and

stayed forever as

Two souls became one.


She made me feel

warm when I felt cold.

wanted when I felt alone.

excited when I felt dull.

proud when I felt insecure.

rich when I felt poor.

strong when I felt weak.

There was a magic in her spirit.


Her final breath

She lie unmoving.

Her face taut and pale.

Her breath- barely.

Her eyes closed- unseeing.

I don’t know if she hears me

or the soft music she loves.

I think of her beauty and warmth.

My heart beats of fondness.

My eyes flow with sadness.

Her pulse slows, then stops.

Her spirit leaves.

I am alone.


Her Spirit

in soundless night I


Then hear the soft step


Is she coming in to


I wait………………………


into my pillow

I weep.


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