Graceful Alzheimer's Care

Graceful Alzheimer's Care : Churches' Call to Action

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Graceful Alzheimer's Care is a fourteen-week study guide for church and lay leaders to explore the church's role in providing Christ-like care to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other chronic diseases. Due to medical and health advances, there are far more elders in our congregations today than ever before-with an alarming percentage living with Alzheimer's. Although many faith communities have strong healing ministries, they have fallen short in understanding the challenges of dementia and their ramifications on the individual and caregivers. Inspired by the two main covenants of the Bible, Graceful Alzheimer's Care encourages the development of a caregiving covenant with three pillars: prayer, presence, and practice. Then, using uplifting stories from the Old and New Testaments, Dr. Cate applies powerful spiritual wisdom to the international Alzheimer's crisis. Bringing over forty years of practical, academic, and spiritual knowledge in assisting individuals with dementia and their families, author Cate McCarty, PhD, ADC, wrote this book as a call to action for the spiritual community.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514223295
  • 9781514223291

About Phd Adc Cate McCarty

Cate McCarty, PhD, ADC, has over forty years of both personal and clinical experience with dementia. She offers unique perspectives in care, caregiver training, and the promotion of quality of life as Dr. Cate, Dementia Coach. As a family caregiver, she has experienced the range of Alzheimer's behaviors, stages, and family challenges. As a professional, she holds a master's degree in Thanatology, the study of death and dying, and a PhD in Aging Studies with a focus on dementia. In addition to holding a range of long-term care roles, including nursing, recreation, and admissions, she has extensive training in protestant tradition. Her spirituality has been deepened by her commitment to meet the spiritual needs of her client, regardless of creed. Dr. Cate is also the author of Feathering Your Nest, Creating a Blueprint for Comfort.show more