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Could It Be Dementia?: Losing Your Mind Doesn't Mean Losing Your Soul

4.67  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Dementia is in the headlines on a daily basis, and plenty of information is readily available, but none of it deals with the spiritual implications, a gap this book ably fills. This tender book explains what dementia is and offers practical advice to families, caretakers, and churches.
Paperback, 219 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Monarch Books (first published March 28th 2008)
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Rebekah Choat
Oct 11, 2016 Rebekah Choat rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves anyone with dementia
Shelves: mental-health
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The authors are a manager and a trustee with Pilgrim Homes, a group of Christian residential care homes in the United Kingdom. The book first addresses an understanding of the human brain, including the mind/spirit/soul connection. It then progresses through discussions of the symptoms of dementia, possible causes and prevention, diagnosis, treatment and long-term care, and effects on families.

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Dementia, particularly Alzheimer's Disease, has been part of my family's life for twe
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Trisha DeBoer
Aug 07, 2011 Trisha DeBoer rated it really liked it
This book is valuable. I never thought that dementia-sufferers were in danger of losing their soul, but this book addresses spiritual issues regarding Alzheimer's Disease and other similar dementias in a caring and biblical manner. Each chapter starts off with a verse or two from the Bible, and then continues with practical information on what the journey is like. One of the best lines in the book is, "Two of you make the journey, but only one comes back." I amended this to say, "A family makes ...more
Jo
Feb 09, 2010 Jo rated it it was amazing
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This was a brilliant little book about dementia and its implications for the sufferers, carers, and communities. It covers both the scientific side - what causes dementia and how it affects the brain, along with ideas that may help prevent it - and the more practical / spiritual side of how to deal with it. Lots of emphasis on viewing a person with dementia as a real, whole individual, rather than as an embodied condition, and there are practical ideas for how to relate to and help them and ...more
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