Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer's Patients and Their by Pat Otwell

By Pat Otwell

Learn find out how to increase an efficient Alzheimer’s ministry.

The Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer's sufferers and Their Families examines the significance of spirituality in facing the standard demanding situations of this mysterious disorder. no longer a “how-to” handbook with step by step directions or attempted and precise formulation, this particular ebook as an alternative examines the basic parts of ministering to dementia sufferers in keeping with the first-hand bills of kinfolk residing via ache and uncertainty.

The ebook explores the levels of Alzheimer's, grief and guilt, to be had assets, and implications of religious deal with sufferers and households. it really is both valuable as a textbook for graduate and undergraduate paintings, a reference for research teams and seminars, and a primer for people with restricted wisdom of the illness.

Ministers occasionally overlook Alzheimer’s sufferers and their households simply because they consider they don’t be aware of what to assert or do even if they need to be obedient and trustworthy servants during this really expert ministry. The Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer’s sufferers and Their Families communicates the suggestions, emotions, and wishes of these plagued by the illness to aid ministers believe more well-off, convinced, and useful as they advance a theological realizing of God, Alzheimer’s sufferers, and their position in ministry. The ebook additionally presents versions for ministry; role-play eventualities; a pattern textual content for a care facility worship carrier, a care facility memorial provider, and a funeral provider for a Christian and a non-Christian in addition to a pattern clergy seminar software on Alzheimer’s ministry.

The Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer’s sufferers and Their Families examines:

  • common features of early, gentle, reasonable, and critical Alzheimer’s

  • general information regarding Alzheimer’s

  • ethical decision-making

  • support crew ministry

  • respite care

  • religious rites

  • faith issues

  • heredity

  • hospitalization of Alzheimer’s patients

  • long-distance caregiving

  • working with different clergy

The Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer’s sufferers and Their Families additionally encompasses a specified appendix of choices from the Scriptures. This booklet is a distinct source for all Christians who wish to minister to these tormented by Alzheimer’s—especially pastors, monks, chaplains, pastoral counselors, church leaders, healthcare execs, and seminary students.

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