Spiritual Care For Persons With Dementia

Author: Larry Van De Creek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317789768
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Spiritual Care for Persons with Dementia explores spirituality in those with dementia to enrich our understanding of the neurological and psychological aspects of hope, prayer, and the power of belief. You will discover how your ministry is vitally relevant to the clinical well-being and quality of life of people with Alzheimer's disease. Spiritual Care for Persons with Dementia provides you with a model spiritual care program for long-term facilities that supplies you with ideas you can implement in your own ministry. You will learn to avoid cognitive pastoral care method that can be hurtful to those suffering with dementia by using new approaches found in Spiritual Care for Persons with Dementia. This book provides you with suggestions about how to spiritually care for people with dementia. These important recommendations include: understanding the value of pastoral contact when ministering to people with a loss of cognitive functions and memory discovering the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold psychosocial model (PLST) that can make important contributions by enhancing the quality of life for people with dementia providing pastoral care using nonverbal methods to overcome the barriers of cognitive dysfunction exploring a client's cognitive and emotional reality on a daily basis to determine how to best interact with him or her gaining insight into how a thorough analysis of the illness and personal religious history can assist in planning religious activities that provide comfort and solace for people with dementia and their families Spiritual Care for Persons with Dementia describes religious, theological, and psychodynamic perspectives that will help you to offer better spiritual care for people with dementia. Using your newly acquired skills from Spiritual Care for Persons with Dementia, you will be more effective when ministering to people with Alzheimer's Disease and to their families.

Worshipping With Dementia

Author: Louise Morse
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 1854249312
Size: 30.81 MB
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This practical book explains why Christians are called to care spiritually for people who may not be able to show their response. It assures us that once we commit our lives to Christ, His Holy Spirit comes to live in us, and He has promised never to leave us. This is true hope for weary caregivers and good news for sufferers.

A Guide To The Spiritual Dimension Of Care For People With Alzheimer S Disease And Related Dementias

Author: Eileen Shamy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843101291
Size: 69.23 MB
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This sensitive and informative book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with and support individuals during a visit. Emphasising the importance of retaining dignity and freedom of choice, it also presents practical advice and provides frameworks for leading worship for those with dementia.

Do This Remembering Me

Author: Colette Bachand-Wood
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819232513
Size: 52.29 MB
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Memory loss should not be spiritual loss.

No Act Of Love Is Ever Wasted

Author: Jane Marie Thibault
Publisher: Upper Room
ISBN: 9780835899956
Size: 48.94 MB
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With more than five million people in the United States living with Alzheimer's disease and nearly ten million loved ones caring for them, addressing the concerns of these elders and their caregivers is a matter of increasing importance. Relying on their many years of experience in this area, Jane Thibault and Richard Morgan offer this book to provide a fresh, hopeful model of dealing with life and death in the realm of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Caregivers have two basic needs: affirmation that caregiving is not in vain and reassurance that the lives of those for whom they care are not being lived in vain. Care receivers need more than medical attention; they need tender care, involvement in the community, and a sense of connection with a loving God. When patient and caregiver regard this shared experience as a "mutual spiritual path," each plays a role in deepening the spiritual life of the other. No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted is an excellent resource for individuals caring for loved ones as well as for counselors, support group leaders, pastors, and other professionals. In addition to offering practical ways to help, this book serves as a reminder that every act of love brings positive transformation to the recipient, to the giver, and to the world.

Walking On Holy Ground

Author: Dr. Antoinette Pinto-Sequeira
Publisher: Impact Press
ISBN: 099156572X
Size: 46.45 MB
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Walking On Holy Ground With Persons Suffering From The Alzheimer’s Disease explores the sacredness of the Alzheimer’s patients as well as draws the attention of clergy and laymen alike to acknowledge the sanctity of ministering to those suffering with the Alzheimer's disease. It is important to recognize the sacredness of ‘man’ and as such to value his human dignity. We must respect and revere everyone we encounter daily, irrespective of health conditions and their caste, color or creed. This maxim of reverencing the sacredness in all persons is the crux of this book. This book will help you to minister fruitfully to the Alzheimer’s patients and to address their yearning for God and simultaneously provide them with spiritual sustenance. This book will undergird the prevalent traditional cognitive pastoral care ministry and help to appropriately meet the spiritual need of these non-cognitive patients.

Dementia

Author: John Swinton
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802867162
Size: 26.39 MB
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Dementia is one of the most feared diseases in Western society today. Some have even gone so far as to suggest euthanasia as a solution to the perceived indignity of memory loss and the disorientation that accompanies it. In this book John Swinton develops a practical theology of dementia for caregivers, people with dementia, ministers, hospital chaplains, and medical practitioners as he explores two primary questions: Who am I when I've forgotten who I am? What does it mean to love God and be loved by God when I have forgotten who God is? Offering compassionate and carefully considered theological and pastoral responses to dementia and forgetfulness, Swinton's Dementia: Living in the Memories of God redefines dementia in light of the transformative counter story that is the gospel.

The Moral Challenge Of Alzheimer Disease

Author: Stephen Garrard Post
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801864094
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Centres on dilemmas concerning the course of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The author presents an overview of the major ethical issues relating to dementia care.

Caring For Those In Crisis

Author: Kenneth P. Mottram
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 9781587431913
Size: 31.62 MB
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In our world of medical innovation and an increasing average lifespan, medical and ethical questions are at the forefront of many Christians' minds. Pastors can find themselves in positions to give advice about these matters on many occasions, a situation in which they may not feel qualified.Caring for Those in Crisis is designed to give pastors a solid footing when asked for advice in critical medical decisions. It starts readers off on a path to formulate and define their own values based on biblical and historical instances of advocacy and ethics. It also offers a decision-making model for ethical dilemmas, discusses Christian distinctives that pertain to medical and death and dying decisions, and discusses frequently encountered ethical problems, like organ donation and life support. This extremely practical and detailed resource is one no pastor should be without.