Thinking of You Paperback

A Practical Resource for Ministry to Those with Dementia

by Joanna Collicutt;

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A thoughtful approach to dementia that is sensitive and understanding, this practical guide will help you guide people through dark times. 

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An invaluable resource for anyone seeking to look after those suffering with dementia. Whether as a carer, church leader, friend or family member, this meaningful book will give you the world to bless and care in a spiritually uplifting way. It also serves as a practical guide for the trickier, or more day-to-day, aspects of dementia. 

This book approaches dementia from a number of angles: biological, psychological, sociological, and theological.

After an introduction explaining the multifaceted nature of this set of conditions, some possible theological responses are offered to such questions as: what is the nature of human identity?

How can someone with severely impaired cognition have a full spiritual life? The book's final two sections are predominantly practical, addressing the spiritual care of the affected individual and how to help churches support affected individuals and their carers.

This final section includes resources for ministry in residential care homes.

Thinking of You by Joanna Collicutt was published by BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) in March 2017 and is our 4555th best seller. The ISBN for Thinking of You is 9780857464910.

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Part 1: Thinking about dementia

  • Chapter 1 A medical approach to dementia: 'Old-timer's disease'?
  • Chapter 2 A biological approach to dementia: the fading brain
  • Chapter 3 A social approach to dementia: not gone but forgotten

Part 2: Thinking about the person with dementia

  • Chapter 4 I think therefore I am?
  • Chapter 5 Beyond 'I think therefore I am'
  • Chapter 6 God thinks therefore I am

Part 3: Thinking of you: the spiritual care of people with dementia

  • Chapter 7 Being present to the person with dementia
  • Chapter 8 Meaning-making in dementia
  • Chapter 9 Remembering the person with dementia

Part 4: Thinking about us: dementia-friendly churches

  • Chapter 10 Full inclusion
  • Chapter 11 Real belonging
  • Chapter 12 Celebration
  • Chapter 13 Connection
  • Chapter 14 Safe enough to play


Details for Thinking of You

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
Items in Pack1
PublisherBRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship) (March 2017)
Number of Pages256
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4347474
Page last updated 30th July 2018
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