Dementia-friendly church service: Security (U.S. Independence Day, 2021)

This weekend in the United States, we'll be celebrating July 4, Independence Day. Given that many elders love this holiday and all that it represents for our country, I use it as the basis for this week's nondenominational worship service video -- with a focus on security and how we only have true security in … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Security (U.S. Independence Day, 2021)

Dementia-friendly church service: Mercy (2021)

This week's nondenominational worship service, suitable for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias, focuses on mercy. In this service, we ponder the question: How and why can we forgive others, even when we've been wronged? (Hint: See Jesus's story of the Unforgiving Servant in Matthew 18: 21-35.) Watch the 46-minute worship service on mercy … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Mercy (2021)

Dementia-friendly church service: Father’s Day (2021)

Sunday June 20 is Father's Day, so this week's nondenominational worship service celebrates fathers and father figures -- and how our heavenly Father shows us the meaning of intimacy and goodness to his children. As always, this church service is suitable for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Watch the 48-minute church service on … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Father’s Day (2021)

Celebration of Life: a dementia-friendly Memorial Service script and video

I've had several readers ask me about a Memorial Service script to use in an eldercare setting. For example, I know that many residences provide a once-a-month celebration of life for residents who have passed away. I've finally finished it! Here is a Celebration of Life / Memorial Service script for you to provide a … Continue reading Celebration of Life: a dementia-friendly Memorial Service script and video