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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Website Offers Assisted and Senior Living Guides

SeniorHousingNet is an online platform that allows users to search for asisted living and long term care homes for seniors. To visit their webpage of resources and information related to assisted living in Tennessee, click here. To see information related to senior living in Kentucky, click here.

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Free Programs and Resources Related to Older Adult Care

Free workshops and programs featuring topics ranging from defining dementias, caregiver support, transitions in care, advanced directives, disaster planning, legal issues, and mental health support are available from the TN Department of Health and The University of Tennessee Chattanoog School of Nursing.

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Advance Care Planning Tips

Advance care planning is important for adults at any age. During an emergency or at the end of life, you or your loved ones may not be capable of making decisions about medical care.

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