Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten

Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Ministry with the ForgottenIn 2009, someone was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another other form of dementia every 77 seconds. Today, someone is diagnosed every 66 seconds.

And the number is escalating. In 2050, it will be one person every 33 seconds.

For retired United Methodist Bishop Kenneth Carder, the statistics are personal. His wife, Linda, was diagnosed with frontal temporal dementia and he was called into a new vocation—that of caregiver for Linda.

Out of that experience, Bishop Carder felt led to create a five-part study, Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten, because he wanted to help start conversations within United Methodist congregations and generate action around caring for people who have a form of dementia as well as their caregivers.

This free downloadable video resource and accompanying leader’s guide, covers:

  • Impact and challenges of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia
  • Theological basis for church involvement
  • Practical and specific ways local congregations can be involved in caring for those with dementia and their caregivers
  • Ways individuals can communicate, interact, and even worship with people who have Alzheimer’s and dementia

Produced by the Golden Cross Foundation for the Older Adult Committee of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church, you can download free copies of the video and leader’s guide. May God bless you as you show love and care to others…

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