Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten

Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten

In 2009, someone was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another other form of dementia every 77 seconds. Today, someone is diagnosed every 66 seconds.

And the number is escalating. In 2050, it will be one person every 33 seconds.

For retired United Methodist Bishop Kenneth Carder, the statistics are personal. His wife, Linda, was diagnosed with frontal temporal dementia and he was called into a new vocation—that of caregiver for Linda.

Out of that experience, Bishop Carder felt led to create a five-part study, Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten, because he wanted to help start conversations within United Methodist congregations and generate action around caring for people who have a form of dementia as well as their caregivers. Learn More

Book: “Designing an Older Adult Ministry”

256815Building on the success of Designing a Ministry by, with, and for Older Adults, author Rick Gentzler gives readers new ways to develop and strengthen ministries with older adults, providing:

  • information about the needs and life issues of older adults
  • tools to help congregations evaluate their current situation
  • models for ministry with older adults
  • suggested resources

Purchase for $14 through the Upper Room Bookstore