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Dementia: Supporting Aging with Grace and Joy

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Kathleen R. Toellner, Psy.D., explores ways to proactively assist individuals dealing with dementia in a community setting.

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Overview

Understanding dementia is increasingly important as our population ages and diagnoses of this illness increase. Learning how to support individuals with dementia is critical for men and women in ministry – both in pastoral and religious community settings. Education and planning for the future can reduce the stress of dealing with dementia and result in better outcomes for religious and diocesan communities seeking to create a supportive environment for the elderly.

Kathleen R. Toellner, Psy.D., explores ways to proactively assist individuals dealing with dementia in a community setting.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Learn the characteristics of different types of dementia;
  2. Identify strategies for working with individuals at different stages of dementia; and
  3. Explore ways to keep persons with dementia engaged in ministry.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. How should I respond when I think someone is having memory problems?
  2. How can I communicate with other members of my community about a diagnosis of dementia?
  3. What resources are available for individuals dealing with dementia?