Over the last several months I have attended some information and training sessions about caring for or serving someone who is living with dementia.
Some of you know that my call to ministry emerged from my experiences of struggle and support after being diagnosed with cancer soon after my 13th Birthday.
This week we’re opening Leonard Memorial Chapel each day from 11:00 to 1:00 to provide a safe space for us to come together as a church. We offer this time of quiet prayer and reflection to our church family and friends – and anyone of any faith background seeking strength and comfort in this dark time.
Guests Blogger: Linda Abel
When dementia comes to call — on an individual and his or her surrounding family and friends, even those of those of us who care very deeply can feel helpless and confused, even afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. Questions abound. What can we do to help?
As the bulk of America’s baby boomers achieves “Silver Sneaker” status, researchers predict that the largest population in our nation’s history will be dealing with age-related dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.