Finding Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer's: A Spiritual Guide for Families Facing Dementia

Finding Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer's: A Spiritual Guide for Families Facing Dementia

by Elizabeth Shulman


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on September 21, 2021


There are currently over 16 million people in the United States providing care to a person with dementia. While caregiving can be very rewarding, many caregivers also experience a significant amount of stress and struggle to find meaning in their role as a caregiver.

Unlike typical support groups, Finding Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer’s offers a spiritual component. Also, unlike typical Bible studies, it directly addresses common challenges for caregivers using both scripture and personal narratives. The entire curriculum is two-fold in its ministry objectives. One purpose of the curriculum is to educate and train pastors and church members to more effectively and compassionately minister to those in their congregation who are caring for a family member with dementia. The other purpose is to create a safe place for family members to gather and share their experiences in a spiritually based environment. Because each section is self-contained, Finding Sanctuary in the Midst of Alzheimer’s is not just for churches; it can also be divided and tailored for individual groups such as senior centers, assisted living facilities, or support groups looking to integrate a spiritual component.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631954634
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Shulman, D.Min., STNA has 29 years of experience in both parish and healthcare ministry. Her devotions for caregivers have appeared in Guideposts’ Strength and Grace, and she frequently speaks to churches, retirement communities, and other community groups on dementia and caregiving. A spousal caregiver for 8 years, she now trains congregations to be more comfortable and confident in ministering to families impacted by dementia. Elizabeth’s presentations, Mary and Martha Caregiving and A New Pair of Glasses, inform audience members on the challenges of caregiving and offers hope to caregivers by providing new ways to reframe their experience. She and her husband, Leo, share 7 wonderful daughters and live near Cleveland, Ohio. To find out more, please visit her website:

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