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Spirit Alive Improves Pastoral Care Experiences For Dementia Residents

Published on November 4, 2014

As dementia progresses, people, events and surroundings may become less and less familiar for the individual affected. For many of our residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, the progressive loss of connection to the community can feel isolating and frightening. Moreover, traditional approaches of offering comfort and connection may no longer be effective.
For example, the individual may not be able to understand or participate in a traditional worship service or gain benefit from one-on-one supportive counseling. Recognizing these challenges, Phoebe’s Pastoral Care department, led by Rev. Dr. Scott Brooks Cope, Director of Pastoral Care, and the Phoebe Center for Excellence in Dementia Care were determined to find new and innovative ways to provide comfort and connection to our residents with dementia. READ MORE…

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