Faith and faith communities can remain an important anchor in the lives of people living with dementia and equally, in the lives of their care partners.
Religious services provide meaningful activity, soothing routines, and opportunities to socialize that improve quality of life for people living with dementia.
Supporting the ongoing inclusion of people with dementia in parish life is crucial to decreasing stigma about the condition.
In the book Here With Us, Michael Swan pushes past the shared cultural assumptions regarding dementia in the church.
Swan eloquently presents extensive research and practical, faith-based strategies for parishes to better support their community members living with dementia and their caregivers.