Resources on Dementia for Faith Communities

Updated February 2018.

These resources help meet the spiritual needs of people with dementia, support family members and caregivers, and develop welcoming congregations.  Contact the RCC for more ways to support these vital ministries.

Web
Resources for Faith Communities from ACT on Alzheimer’s
The Dementia-Friendly Church, from UMC Discipleship Ministries
Dementia-Friendly Church Guide, from Livability

DVD Curriculum
Through the Wilderness: A Curriculum from Anne Simpson (Huff)
Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s (Paraclete)

Video
The Best Alzheimer’s Videos from Healthline
Educational Videos from the Alzheimer’s Association

In Print
Do This, Remembering Me:  The Spiritual Care of Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Loving Someone Who Has Dementia
No Act of Love is Ever Wasted:  The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia
Seasons of Caring:  Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers, with Leader Guide
Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia         handouts
Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Care About Has Alzheimer’s:  100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers
Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade:  The Five Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey
Using Godly Play with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Music & Memory resource guides

Books for Children
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator?
Still My Grandma