Common prayers, Bible verses, and Communion for elders with dementia

Thanks to suggestions from my readers, I've just posted a few new tools on my Resources page: Prayers, both well-established prayers and in-the-moment scripts, to help you pray with and for an elder with dementia.Favorite scriptures you can read to elders with dementia to offer hope and comfort.A how-to guide for offering the sacrament of … Continue reading Common prayers, Bible verses, and Communion for elders with dementia

Dementia-friendly worship service: gratitude

As we approach Thanksgiving, it seemed appropriate to focus this week's nondenominational worship service on gratitude. In my experience, elders enjoy thinking about the things they're grateful for, so I hope this service gives you a context to count blessings. Watch the 48-minute video church service on gratitude here. I'm grateful for you and your … Continue reading Dementia-friendly worship service: gratitude

Dementia-friendly worship service: Christ the King

I'm a week ahead of the game with this Christ the King Sunday video church service. This liturgical observance is typically celebrated on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, but I decided to put it out early because I'm squeezing in a Thanksgiving service (Nov. 22) before the first Sunday of Advent (Nov. 29). Watch the 48-minute … Continue reading Dementia-friendly worship service: Christ the King

Dementia-friendly worship service: Honor

This week, November 11, we'll celebrate Veterans Day, also called Remembrance Day in the U.K, Australia, and other countries. So this week's nondenominational church service focuses on the idea of honor. This video is suitable for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias, and it includes a lot of wonderful hymns and interactive reflections. It's … Continue reading Dementia-friendly worship service: Honor