Building Dementia Friendly Churches

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George Armitage House

Church Lane

Burton Leonard

HG3 3SD

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A workshop for clergy and lay leaders in ministering to people with Dementia and their carers. This very practical course is designed to enable church leaders to learn more about dementia and the possible ways in which they could help their churches to become more welcoming, inclusive and nurturing to all who enter their doors, including people who have dementia and those who care for them.

Course aims:

  • To provide the learner with a better understanding by what is meant by the term ‘dementia’ - what is happening to the brain and why, and how the disease may impact the sufferer, their carers, and those around them.
  • To stimulate the learner to consider the Theology of Dementia – where is God for the people whose lives are effected by dementia, and the importance of how the church can reinforce their identity as a valued members of God’s Kingdom.
  • To identify successful methods of engaging with and nurturing the spiritual journey of those with dementia and those who care for them.; including creating meaningful worship and supportive visiting.
  • To provide each learner with practical activities to help them to determine the most appropriate way forward for their church in meeting the needs of those effected by dementia.
  • To identify support materials and services available to help churches as they develop their ministry to people with dementia and their carers.

The course leaders will be Reverend Dan Sladden from Ripon Cathedral, Jill Quinn and Debby Lennox of Dementia Forward, and Gaynor Hammond, a Baptist minister and author with many years of experience working as a Dementia Project Worker, working closely with the Christian Council on Aging and Methodist Homes (MHA).

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Please bring your own lunch.

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George Armitage House

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Burton Leonard

HG3 3SD

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