GUIDE TO THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION O

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Overview

"This sensitive and informative book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with, understand and support individuals during a visit. Emphasising the importance of retaining dignity and freedom of choice for people with dementia, it also presents practical advice about memory cueing and provides frameworks for leading workshop for those with dementia." A useful resource for a variety of people involved in pastoral care with older people, whether professionals or volunteers, this book provides inspiration from a respected author in the field of psychogeriatric care.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843101291
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 1,303,907
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9
Forewords 11
Introduction 17
1 Through a Door of Hope: or Eyeballing the Challenges 20
2 Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and other Primary Dementias 44
3 The Spiritual Dimension of Care 58
4 Worship for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias 93
5 Being Present to the Person with Dementia: The Pastoral Conversation 120
6 Caring for the Care Givers 162
7 A Statement of Hope: The Field in Anathoth 198
App. 1: Suggested reading 201
App. 2 The venue for worship 203
App. 3 Service of the word, prayer and praise 204
App. 4 A celebration of Holy Communion 207
App. 5 An ecumenical service 210
App. 6 A Christmas service 213
App. 7 Blessing of a sheltered housing or studio unit in a home for older people with failing mental powers 216
App. 8 A guide for pastors 218
App. 9 Visiting the person with dementia 220
References 223
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