Between Remembering and Forgetting
The Spiritual Dimensions of Dementia
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This is a resource for reflection on the nature of dementia, particularly its spiritual dimension and the implications of that for Churches and other faith groups. Here is a long overdue resource for reflection on the nature of dementia, particularly its spiritual dimension and the implications for Churches and other faith groups. A practical focus offers not only a critique of areas for future research and development in the field of dementia, but also directs the reader to further resources. The Leveson Centre brings together for study, reflection and the exchange of ideas and information those who believe that older people should not be considered passive recipients of care, but as valued and cherished members of society, who can inform and enrich the lives of others. In particular the Center is developing an understanding of spirituality as lived by older people and aims to support them to express their spiritual awareness. Contributions from distinguished and experienced practitioners in the front line of dementia research and care are here given a context and an overview by the Director of the Foundation, to provide a resource for reflection and practice.
Between Remembering and Forgetting almost made me weep. It is a clarion call to everyone concerned to recognise that people with dementia, from its mildest to its most severe forms, can still communicate, still have spiritual longings, and that we can reach them, with our imagination and their help. Everyone who looks after, or is concerned with policy around the care for, people with dementia needs to read these glorious and humbling essays and learn from them.--Rabbi the Rt Hon the Baroness Neuberger