“It’s Alzheimer’s–It’s Time for Extraordinary Love”
This booklet offers the people who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease a starting point for understanding and adjusting to its challenging realities. It’s written in everyday language to help people understand how the disease progresses, how family and friends can prepare to provide quality care, and how to approach the necessary legal and financial adjustments. Most importantly, it directs people to the hope and future that God promises through Jesus. Even with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, God’s Word assures us: nothing “in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:39)
There is no charge for copies but we ask you pay shipping and handling. To order a copy of this book, please contact Pastor Curt Seefeldt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Study and Leader’s Guide
Based on Chapter 2 of this book, this Bible study deals with the questions people have about God’s goodness and care when faced with a life-altering disease, such as Alzheimer’s. Both the Bible study and Leader’s Guide are available as downloadable PDFs through the two links below.
“What is Alzheimer’s?” video
Produced by AboutAlzOrg in partnership with Alliance for Aging Research, the video below along with four others about Alzheimer’s are available at their website. A DVD, A Quick Look at Alzheimer’s, with video from AboutAlzOrg is also available from The Lutheran Home Association. Contact Shari Klatt (information above) to receive a copy.
Shift Our Dementia Care Culture
Alzheimer’s Speaks, founded by Lori La Bey, is a U.S.-based advocacy group that provides education and support nationwide for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Alzheimer’s Speaks is the first international resource directory for dementia. It’s designed to be an “Advocate on Steroids for Dementia” by giving voice and enriching the lives of patients, professionals and the public while delivering easy access to a variety of services, tools, concepts and products.
Lori La Bey is recognized by Dr. Oz and Sharecare as the #1 influencer online for Alzheimer’s. Check out some of her radio and TV appearances:
Video – Driving Change in Caregiving
Dementia Chats – Free Educational Webinars
EduCare Training–Dementia Series
The EduCare Training–Dementia Series, developed and facilitated by Jennifer Anderson, Mirabelle Management, LLC, is a five-part DVD series (also available online) providing practical solutions for professional and family caregivers, including a disease overview and symptons, communication skills and techniques, activities of daily living from a balanced perspective, changing the mindset of looking at symptoms versus behaviors and a touching look at the disease from the victims and families point of view. Learn more about this resource at Mirabelle Management. Note: The Lutheran Home Association uses this material as a training resource.