20 August 2011

Being Present with the Invisible

Auguste Deter (first documented case of Alzheimer's Disease).
I'm off to start my ministry training with an orientation and summer school, and so for the second time in a week am linking to others rather than writing up a whole post about our own work. The first link is to a short blog post about Godly Play ministry to Alzheimer's patients. The second is a considerably longer article about the same work.

Ministry to those with Alzheimer’s Disease: My mother has Alzheimer’s. We recently moved her to a nursing home where she could receive the 24-hour-a-day care she needed in order to be safe. So I was particularly interested in a workshop led by The Rev. Lois Howard, Deacon at a recent Christian Education Day in Lexington, Kentucky. Lois has a ministry of presence and relationship with folks who have dementia. And she brings Godly Play to them.

Being Present with the Invisible: Ministry to Alzheimer's Folks Using the Godly Play Model: by Dn. Lois Howard, The Church of the Resurrection, Jessamine County, KY. (You might need to scroll to page 10.)

(If you're brand new to my blog, you might also be interested in this post about an elderly man from two weeks ago.)

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