Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Today's DAI International Webinar: Bibliography

Took me a while to wrap my mind around the fact that time, in effect, may not necessarily linear! I am familiar with New York being an hour ahead of me (in Chicago) and San Francisco being two hours earlier, but the fact that todays's Webinar took place at one moment in time but was attended by people around the world anywhere from 7:00 AM this morning to 10:00 tonight and today as well as tomorrow freaks me out a little.

Here is a copy of the bibliography I created for the event, which is also posted on my now inactive

DAI Webinar – February 22/23, 2017

Michael A. Horvich - -



A Peace of Mind Life Begins with Planning Ahead

The Five Wishes
Worksheets including advance directives and planning
Created by “Aging With Dignity.” 
Good End of Life
Worksheets including 1) The Plan, 2) Advocates, 3) Hospital Readiness, 4) Caregiving guidelines, and 5) Last Words.
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

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.

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.

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:

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.
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.
BLOG: michael a. horvich writes
Memoirs with observations, life lessons, anecdotes, fiction, creative non-ficion, at times fictin, poetry, dealing with grief, & more.
Sit With Me a While: The Collected Poetry 2000-2010
Sit With Me A While Longer: The Collected Poetry 2011-2013


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