Meeting Dementia Patients’ Spiritual Needs

To connect to the Washington Post article, “Congregations attempt to meet the religious needs of people with dementia,”  click on the following link: https://beta.washingtonpost.com/religion/congregations-attempt-to-meet-the-religious-needs-of-a-growing-number-of-faithful-with-dementia/2019/09/13/ac087a90-d63d-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html

The article describes Spirit Alive, a weekly multisensory worship service for people with mid- to late-stage dementia and several other worship services that serve this population.  The article notes that research has found that sustaining a connection with worship and congregational life is a key contributor to quality of life for people with dementia.  It mentions the group Faith United Against Alzheimer’s, which offers resources for hosting monthly Memory Cafes for people with Alzheimer’s.  For more information on these resources, click on the following link: https://www.usagainstalzheimers.org/networks/faith