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Dementia Inclusive Church

With a Christian world view that sees each person as a unique individual made in the image of God, a chance to support people who are living with dementia becomes not only an opportunity but a privilege.

With the belief that everyone has a unique gift to bring, churches can challenge the view that dementia compromises a person’s identity, and continue to affirm them as an individual, even as their dementia progresses.

What is dementia?
What is dementia?

What is dementia?

With the number of people living with dementia increasing every year, and with about 2 in 5 people in the UK having a friend or family member who is affected, as a society we are faced with a huge challenge.

So often, people living with dementia and their carers can feel isolated from their community, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges that dementia brings. But there is hope.

How we can help: Dementia workshops and training →
How we can help: Dementia workshops and training
How we can help: Dementia workshops and training

How we can help: Dementia workshops and training


Everyone has a unique gift to bring

With a Christian world view that sees each person as a unique individual made in the image of God, a chance to support people who are living with dementia becomes not only an opportunity but a privilege. With the belief that everyone has a unique gift to bring, churches can challenge the view that dementia compromises a person’s identity, and continue to affirm them as an individual, even as their dementia progresses.

Our practical workshops help churches and networks of churches to take their next steps towards being dementia inclusive. After each workshop we send a resource handout which we have co-produced during the workshop, to help you on your way.

We also offer a half day follow-up workshop, to check in with your progress and to provide the opportunity for churches to check in with one another, form networks and share experiences.

What our workshops help to achieve:
  • Understand what dementia is, including types of dementia and symptoms. Moving beyond the medical model, we explore how dementia can often lead to social and spiritual isolation
  • Draw information and understanding from theological resources and spiritual reflection
  • Change the narrative on dementia from hopeless to hope-filled, finding our identity in Christ, rather than any cognitive impairment
  • Start to develop a practical action plan for your church context.
‘My Faith Matters’: a new resource to support people with dementia
‘My Faith Matters’: a new resource to support people with dementia

‘My Faith Matters’: a new resource to support people with dementia

My Faith Matters is a resource that has been developed to support people living with dementia to maintain, reconnect with, and explore what brings meaning to their life.

It provides guidance, suggested questions and a template for people to complete to record what matters to them.

Get your free copy of 'My Faith Matters' here →
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