A Quaker Approach to Dementia
23 October - 12 November 2020, Online
Dementia is a significant issue for many Friends, for many meetings and across our society. Is dementia a gift, a painful gift, a part of our world, part of God's creation? Or is it a disaster, a tragedy for individuals, families and society, making people lose who they are, taking the people we care about and creating a burden for society?
A Quaker Approach to Dementia is a three week course. We will offer information, activities, links and space to reflect. We will think about what dementia is, how it affects people. We will think about feelings and experiences. We will explore how dementia affects people's spiritual life. We will share testimony from people living with and close by dementia. We will reflect together on how we respond as individuals, families and meetings.
The course won't offer advice on what to do and how to manage, but we will offer links to places where practical, medical and legal advice can be found. There will be an opportunity to meet other participants in a live online session, as well as an online forum for discussion and sharing. There will be a variety of optional written material, articles and documents to read, videos and suggested activities.
This course comprises of:
- A live discussion session
- Recorded video and audio materials
- Written and visual materials
- A private discussion forum
- Individual reflection
The live session will be on Friday 30 October, 19:00-20:30 (UK time).
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