“Kin-tsu-kur-oi, the Japanese art of repairing broken or damaged pottery with costly materials of gold, silver or platinum; so creating beauty and adding worth, can relate also to those with damaged or broken lives. For me, I know God’s love and grace poured into my life has greatly enriched it and Good Friday is a suitable day to remember the cost .

“It is also a wonderful picture of how love and care poured into broken or damaged lives, whether from dementia or any other cause, makes them of greater worth, makes them more beautiful. It can also be costly for those who do this and we are again grateful.”

This was the Good Friday entry on the Face Book page of Jennifer Bute, a doctor who resigned her GP practice when diagnosed with dementia.  Jennifer sees the condition as a ‘glorious opportunity’ to encourage others who are on the dementia journey by sharing personal, and professional insights.  She also helps with practical, educational tools and advice, on her website www.gloriousopportunity.org.  She shares spiritual insights within a Christian framework.

Jennifer is the keynote speaker at the conference in Lymington this coming Saturday, April 22nd.
There is still time to book!  Go to www.pilgrimsfriend.org.uk/Pages/Events/Category/conferences-and-seminars

Louise Morse

Louise Morse MA (CBT) is media and external relations manager for the Pilgrims’ Friend Society. She is a writer and speaker, and author of books on issues of old age, including dementia, published by Lion Monarch and SPCK. She is a cognitive behavioural therapist, and her Masters’ dissertation examined the effects of caring for a loved one with dementia on close relatives.

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