In an odd paradox, looking at the effects of dementia helps reveal how we are made in the image of God, because we are more than the sum of our parts. Discussing God’s design and how He cares for us can be affirming and even bring joy.
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.