(RNS) — Here are some basic do’s and don’ts from experts on how congregations and individuals can help and not hurt people with dementia and their caregivers.
Dementia and Religion
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) — When they shared how they can be angry or wonder why God gave them this situation, a facilitator reminded the group: 'Job also questioned God.'
RICHLANDTOWN, Pa. (RNS) — 'Spirit Alive,' a multisensory worship service for people with mid- to late-stage dementia, features a chaplain leading songs, holding up colorful pictures and passing out soft toys.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) — It’s a query that reflects the struggles of people facing diseases like Alzheimer’s and gives Louisville geropsychologist Benjamin Mast a chance to explain how workings of the brain can relate to functions of faith.