Those suffering from dementia can feel isolated, excluded and dismissed by the rest of society, and their caregivers can feel overwhelmed and unsupported. Jesus calls Christians to love all our neighbors as ourselves and to care for those who are suffering. As God’s people, we can assist those with dementia and their loved ones to live with dignity, community and peace.

Download a study guide for “Inherent worth: What the church can learn from people with dementia,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s August 2021 issue. The guide contains four pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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