Alzheimer's / Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten



Bishop Carder’s experience with loving, living, and caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is hardly unique. That November day when Linda was diagnosed, approximately 1,100 other individuals and their families in the US received a similar diagnosis. That was one person every 77 seconds.

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Dementia Small-Group Study


This resource is primarily written for older adult ministry leaders and pastors as they develop ministries with those living with dementia and their family/caregivers. Persons in early stages of dementia and their family will also be interested in these sessions. Learn from their insights and invite the group to provide care and support in their journey. The video, scripture study, discussions, and resources will provide you and your group with practical ideas to be in ministry within your local church and community.

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Special Sunday Offering to Support Bill and Lynn McAlilly Fund for Church Accessibility

ENCORE Ministry organizes a special Sunday offering every September, and the 2022 offering will support the Bill and Lynn McAlilly Fund for Church Accessibility. The offering traditionally is the second Sunday (September 11 this year), but church may take the offering any Sunday that is convenient. September 11 is also known secularly as Grandparents Day.

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National Center on Elder Abuse Resources for Kentucky and Tennessee

Important links to elder abuse resources for Kentucky and Tennessee.

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Ideas for Celebrating Older Americans Month

Every May, The United Methodist Church invites local churches to celebrate Older Adult Recognition Day during Older Americans Month (OAM). Church leaders are invited to provide opportunities during May — whether on a Sunday morning during worship or on other days and times — for recognizing the legacy, unique gifts, and challenges of older adults. The 2022 theme is Age ...

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