How and why to embrace those living with dementia in your church
Dementia is a disease which impairs people’s ability to remember, think and make choices. It currently affects 800,000 people in the UK, and that number is expected to double in the next 30 years.
As a Christian presence in every community, the Church of England is uniquely placed to help make life better for people living through the challenging times that dementia brings. From, hospital chaplaincy, dementia friendly community choirs, Anna Chaplaincy, to thousands being trained in churches to become dementia friends, the Church is responding.
Sarah Thorpe, Dementia Support Worker for the Diocese of Lichfield, explains how on how to make a church service dementia friendly.