Dementia-friendly church service: Suffering (2021)

This week's nondenominational worship service (updated for 2021) focuses on a universal reality: suffering. As usual, this church service is suitable for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias. I guarantee, every elder you know has a solid sense that hardship is real and unavoidable. How does our faith in God help us endure it? … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Suffering (2021)

Dementia-friendly church service: Work (U.S. Labor Day), 2021

This week's nondenominational worship service video celebrates the blessing of work, as a nod to U.S. Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday in September. I love talking with elders about the work they've done and continue to do. That includes those living with dementia, who love to contribute, work, and help ... and their work … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Work (U.S. Labor Day), 2021

Dementia-friendly church service: Compassion

This week's nondenominational worship service for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias focuses on compassion: what it is and why it matters. Watch the 48-minute service on compassion here. The service also pays homage to the compassion exemplified by Mother Teresa (St. Teresa of Calcutta), whose birthday was August 26. Mother Teresa followed Jesus … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Compassion

Bible study for elders with dementia: Jesus calms the storm (Mark 4)

The latest updated Bible study is from the gospel of Mark, chapter 4. It's the story of Jesus calming a storm and how his followers react. This Bible study guide for seniors with dementia, like all the other Bible study guides on this site, will help you lead a discussion that's engaging and interactive. Here … Continue reading Bible study for elders with dementia: Jesus calms the storm (Mark 4)

Dementia-friendly church service: Faith (2021)

This week's nondenominational worship service examines faith -- in particular, faith as a trust relationship. No matter where a person may be on their faith journey, this service can foster interesting discussion and provide encouragement. As always, this video church service is suitable for older adults with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Watch the 47-minute church … Continue reading Dementia-friendly church service: Faith (2021)