Dementia-friendly church service: Epiphany & Gifts (2021)

For the final week of the Advent season, my nondenominational church service focuses on Epiphany, the story of the wise men who came to worship the newborn Jesus and brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh (as recorded in Matthew 2). The interactive homily looks at the meaning of gifts. As always, this video worship … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Epiphany & Gifts (2021)

Two dementia-friendly Christmas worship services: Advent 4, Peace; and Christmas Eve, Light (2021)

This coming Sunday is the fourth week of Advent, and the theme for this week's nondenominational worship service video (and in many church traditions) is Peace. As always, this service is suitable for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Watch the 44-minute Advent week 4 service on Peace here. Christmas Eve Service Looking for … Continue reading Two dementia-friendly Christmas worship services: Advent 4, Peace; and Christmas Eve, Light (2021)

Dementia-friendly church service: Advent 3, Joy (2021)

This week's nondenominational worship service video focuses on joy, the theme for the third week of Advent. Why and how can we cultivate joy, even when outward circumstances threaten to bring us down? (Jesus' mother, Mary, gives us a lesson.) As always, this video church service is suitable for older adults with Alzheimer's and other … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Advent 3, Joy (2021)

Dementia-friendly church service: Advent 2, Love (2021)

For the second week of Advent, the nondenominational worship service is on love. (Some traditions flip the second week of love and the fourth week of peace.) The service is designed for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias -- but really, don't we all need love lessons on a regular basis? Watch the 47-minute … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Advent 2, Love (2021)

My gift to you: dementia-friendly Advent devotions and activities

I'm excited to post this gift for you: a brand-new Advent Devotions and Activities booklet. The weekly devotions and corresponding activities are short and sweet, and are especially designed to meet the spiritual needs of older adults with dementia. The goal is to help elders in your care to engage with the Advent season – … Continue reading My gift to you: dementia-friendly Advent devotions and activities