AME Church partners with Alzheimer’s Association
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AME Church partners with Alzheimer’s Association

Bishop Seawright: ‘It’s important that we connect our community with information’ By American staff       Jan 9, 2020 The Alzheimer’s Association and The African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) recently formed a new three-year partnership aimed at educating and engaging more than 2 million U.S.-based AME Church members in the fight against Alzheimer’s. The...

February 3, 2020February 3, 2020by
10 ways to minister to those with dementia and their families
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10 ways to minister to those with dementia and their families

By Crystal Caviness Individuals living with dementia are among the most marginalized of all people, says retired bishop Ken Carder.Yet, Carder says, he believes “that God comes to us primarily in the vulnerable and the marginalized.” On a regular basis, he has experienced God’s loving presence in his work among individuals living with dementia, whose...

February 3, 2020February 3, 2020by
The High Risk of Dementia for African Americans
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The High Risk of Dementia for African Americans

By Esther Heerema, MSW Updated July 31, 2019   African Americans face a higher risk of dementia than any other ethnic group in the United States. Of note, the Alzheimer’s Association reports that that the African American dementia risk is approximately twice that of non-Latino whites and 65 percent higher than that of Asian Americans. Other sources state that...

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s: What Are the Differences?

Medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, CRNP on July 29, 2016 — Written by The Healthline Editorial Team Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is an overall term used to describe symptoms that impact memory, performance of daily activities, and communication abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease gets...

September 14, 2019September 14, 2019by
Alzheimer’s Disease: Common Medical Problems
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Common Medical Problems

In addition to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a person with Alzheimer’s may have other medical problems over time, as all older adults do. These problems can cause more confusion and behavior changes. The person may not be able to tell you what is wrong. As a caregiver, you need to watch for signs of illness and...

September 14, 2019September 14, 2019by
How music therapy provides real clinical results
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How music therapy provides real clinical results

John Murphy, MDLinx | August 19, 2019 Music has been linked with medicine for centuries, but only recently have researchers made demonstrable progress in using music to improve medical outcomes in various conditions, such as stroke, coronary heart disease, pain, Alzheimer disease, and others. Take note that music therapy isn’t the equivalent of smooth jazz playing in...

September 14, 2019September 14, 2019by
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Dementia and the Church

By: Karen Nichols Dementia is a disease vastly misunderstood in our world today; yet it is on the rise. In fact, every 66 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in America. One in three seniors die with dementia...

August 4, 2019August 4, 2019by
St Peter’s Church in Norton to hold dementia-friendly service
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St Peter’s Church in Norton to hold dementia-friendly service

By Karen Darley ST PETER’S Church in Norton is to host its first dementia-friendly service in a bid to make attending more accessible for people living with the condition. The specially-adapted service is planned for Sunday, July 28, at 4pm. Alison Hutchinson, Lay Reader at St Peter’s, said: “Our aim is to make everyone who wants to worship...

August 4, 2019August 4, 2019by
Dementia and religion: ‘What if I forget about God?’
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Dementia and religion: ‘What if I forget about God?’

Author Adelle M. Banks Dementia is the overall term for memory loss and cognitive impairment that results from diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It progresses as damage to the brain disrupts normal communication between brain cells and, in turn, affects behavior and thinking. This story is part of a Religion News Service series on dementia and religion. ...

August 4, 2019August 4, 2019by
Why we need to put our nation’s caregivers first
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Why we need to put our nation’s caregivers first

Author Sarita Gupta When my parents moved in with me, people would always ask me how I balanced it all—caring for them while working and raising a young daughter. I told them it wasn’t about balancing. Instead, it was about making hard choices—and sometimes, sacrifices. Would I take my mother to the doctor or go...

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